Latten

Definition of Latten

Lat´ten
n.1.
1.A kind of brass hammered into thin sheets, formerly much used for making church utensils, as candlesticks, crosses, etc.; - called also latten brass.
He had a cross of latoun full of stones.
- Chaucer.
2.Sheet tin; iron plate, covered with tin; also, any metal in thin sheets; as, gold latten.
Black latten
brass in milled sheets, composed of copper and zinc, used by braziers, and for drawing into wire.
Roll latten
latten polished on both sides ready for use.
Shaven latten
a thinner kind than black latten.
White latten
a mixture of brass and tin.

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