latten definition

  • noun:
    • Brass or an alloy resembling brass, hammered slim and previously used in the manufacture of chapel vessels.
    • A thin sheet of steel, especially of tin.
    • An alloy of copper and tin, just like bronze, with an acceptable part of tin to really make it a pewter-like color with yellow tinge (rather than the brownish-gold color of bronze of higher copper content), when utilized in thin sheets and domestic utensils and light-duty resources.
    • A kind of brass hammered into thin sheets, formerly much utilized for making church utensils, as candlesticks, crosses, etc.; -- labeled as additionally latten metal.
    • Sheet tin; iron plate, covered with tin; also, any steel in thin sheets.
    • A mixed steel, made from copper and zinc and not virtually distinguishable from metal.
    • Same as latten-brass.
    • A sheet-iron dish prepared for tinning, and ranging in thickness from. 020 to. 016 of an inch.
    • metal (or a yellow alloy resembling brass) which was hammered into slim sheets; formerly employed for chapel utensils

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