Pewter



[pyoo-ter] /ˈpyu tər/

noun
1.
any of various alloys in which tin is the chief constituent, originally one of tin and lead.
2.
a container or utensil made of such an alloy.
3.
such utensils collectively:
a revival of interest in pewter.
4.
British Slang.

adjective
5.
consisting or made of pewter:
a pewter mug.
/ˈpjuːtə/
noun
1.

2.

3.
plate or kitchen utensils made from pewter
n.

early 14c., “any of various alloys having tin as their main constituent” (the usual form is one part lead to four parts tin), from Old French peautre (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *peltrum “pewter” (source of Spanish peltre, Italian peltro), of uncertain origin. Related: Pewterer.

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