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pewter

noun pew·ter \ˈpyü-tər\

: a dull gray metal that is a mixture of tin and usually lead

Full Definition of PEWTER

1
:  any of various alloys having tin as chief component; especially :  a dull alloy with lead formerly used for domestic utensils
2
:  utensils of pewter
3
:  a bluish gray
pewter adjective

Origin of PEWTER

Middle English, from Anglo-French peutre, from Vulgar Latin *piltrum
First Known Use: 14th century
PEWTER Defined for Kids

pewter

noun pew·ter \ˈpyü-tər\

Definition of PEWTER for Kids

1
:  a metallic substance made mostly of tin sometimes mixed with copper or antimony that is used in making utensils (as pitchers and bowls)
2
:  utensils made of pewter

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