pewter

noun
pew·​ter | \ ˈpyü-tər How to pronounce pewter (audio) \

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

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pewter adjective

Examples of pewter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sheen, easy application and no-tarnish factor contribute to a pewter-type finish. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 20 May 2021 There’s a fair amount of chrome and pewter in the mix. BostonGlobe.com, 7 May 2021 The audience members listen in the dark, which is sometimes sliced through jaggedly by rapid irruptions of white or pewter light. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 Don’t put in sharp knives, brass, bronze, cast-iron, pewter, silver, wood, fine china or anything with gold leaf. oregonlive, 23 Mar. 2021 The wealthy ate their food off pewter, an alloy with a high lead content. Francesco Lastrucci, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Feb. 2021 On the next play, Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for what looked like the second touchdown connection between the old Patriots teammates, who never looked better in the pewter-and-red that the Bucs wear. Eddie Pells, Star Tribune, 7 Feb. 2021 On the next play, Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for what looked like the second touchdown connection between the old Patriots teammates, who never looked better in the Bucs’ pewter and red. Eddie Pells, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Feb. 2021 Start with the colors of each team (red and gold for the Chiefs; pewter, red and orange for the Buccaneers) or by drawing football illustrations and hanging them around the house. New York Times, 30 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of pewter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pewter

Middle English, from Anglo-French peutre, from Vulgar Latin *piltrum

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“Pewter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pewter. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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pewter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pewter

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

pewter

noun
pew·​ter | \ ˈpyü-tər How to pronounce pewter (audio) \

Kids Definition of pewter

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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