Webster 1913 Edition
Tink, because the tinker’s way of proclaiming his trade is to beat a kettle, or because in his work he makes a
A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware.“Tailors and tinkers.”
One skilled in a variety of small mechanical work.
A small mortar on the end of a staff.
A young mackerel about two years old.
The chub mackerel.
The razor-billed auk.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend.
To busy one's self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to play the tinker; to be occupied with small mechanical works.
Webster 1828 Edition