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
Recent Examples of pewter from the Web
Walls are cool pewter gray and linens are crisp; on the landing overlooking the courtyard, hanging chairs swing in the late-day breeze. Aperitifs of cold sparkling wine mixed with a splash of Suze, an herby liqueur, are served in bistro glasses.
Moore, tall and physically fit at age 70 with a respectable head of pewter hair, sat at a table with assembly leaders and split a plate of fried chicken livers with his wife, Kayla.
There was salsa verde in a pewter gravy boat, horseradish sauce and apple chutney.
Magenta, vermillion, marigold, pewter, juniper, cinnamon.
The tropical colors of Arquitectonica's early work have given way to a more restrained palette with shades of neutral gray ranging from dull pewter to mercury to slate and silver.
Irisa is a limited-edition pewter shade with major Tin Man vibes — in the best way possible.
Its Boss Hog rye is a forceful, 14-year-old spirit in a handsome bottle with a pewter stopper.
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Origin and Etymology of pewter
Middle English, from Anglo-French peutre, from Vulgar Latin *piltrum
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
PEWTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pewter for English Language Learners
: a dull gray metal that is a mixture of tin and usually lead
PEWTER Defined for Kids
Definition of pewter for Students
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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