Spelter meaning

spĕltər
Zinc, especially in the form of ingots, slabs, or plates.
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Crude zinc from the smelter, esp. as used in galvanizing.
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(uncountable) Zinc, often in blocks or ingot form.
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(uncountable, countable) Zinc alloyed with another metal (especially copper), used as a solder.
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(countable) An objet d'art made from zinc.
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Origin of spelter

  • Probably of Dutch or Low German origin

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