Pewter meaning

pyo͝otər
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.
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Pewter articles considered as a group.
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Any of various alloys containing mostly tin with varying percentages of antimony, copper, lead, etc.
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An alloy of approximately 93-98% tin, 1-2% copper, and the balance of antimony.
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(historical) An alloy of tin and lead.
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A dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.

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Of a dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
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Articles made of pewter.
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Items made of pewter.
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Made of pewter.
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Origin of pewter

  • Middle English pewtre from Old French peutre from Vulgar Latin peltrum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French peautre, from Vulgar Latin *peltrum (“pewter"), which is of uncertain origin.

    From Wiktionary