pewter

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noun pew·ter \ˈpyü-tər\

Definition of pewter

  1. 1 :  any of various alloys having tin as chief component; especially :  a dull alloy with lead formerly used for domestic utensils

  2. 2 :  utensils of pewter

  3. 3 :  a bluish gray

pewter

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Origin and Etymology of pewter

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


First Known Use: 14th century


PEWTER Defined for English Language Learners

pewter

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noun pew·ter \ˈpyü-tər\

Definition of pewter for English Language Learners

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


PEWTER Defined for Kids

pewter

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noun pew·ter \ˈpyü-tər\

Definition of pewter for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  utensils made of pewter



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