- any of various alloys containing mostly tin with varying percentages of antimony, copper, lead, etc.
- articles made of pewter
Origin of pewterMiddle English peutre from Old French peautre, akin to Italian peltro from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
made of pewter
- Any of numerous silver-gray alloys of tin with various amounts of antimony, copper, and sometimes lead, used widely for fine kitchen utensils and tableware.
- Pewter articles considered as a group.
Origin of pewterMiddle English pewtre from Old French peutre from Vulgar Latin piltrum perhaps akin to spelter
(countable and uncountable, plural pewters)
- Of a dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
From Old French peautre, from Vulgar Latin *peltrum (“pewter"), which is of uncertain origin.