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Meaning of pewter by Wiktionary Dictionary


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    pewter ( countable and uncountable; plural: pewters )

    1. An alloy of approximately 93–98% tin, 1–2% copper, and the balance of antimony .
    2. ( historical ) An alloy of tin and lead .
    3. items made of pewter .
    4. A dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal .
      pewter colour:



    1. Of a dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal .

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    See also

    • touchmark
    • trifle
    • Appendix:Colors

Explanation of pewter by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals ( especially lead )

    Definition of pewter by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Pewter ( pūtẽr ), n. [OE. pewtyr, OF. peutre, peautre, piautre: cf. D. peauter, piauter, It. peltro, Sp. & Pg. peltre, LL. peutreum, pestrum. Cf. Spelter.]
      1. A hard, tough, but easily fusible, alloy, originally consisting of tin with a little lead, but afterwards modified by the addition of copper, antimony, or bismuth.

      2. Utensils or vessels made of pewter, as dishes, porringers, drinking vessels, tankards, pots.

      ☞ Pewter was formerly much used for domestic utensils. Inferior sorts contain a large proportion of lead.