spel·​ter ˈspel-tər How to pronounce spelter (audio)
: zinc
especially : zinc cast in slabs for commercial use

Examples of spelter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rounding out this month’s items are a fine-quality silver spoon, a spelter sculpture and a faience bowl, all from France. Jerry L. Dobesh | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 6 Mar. 2023 It is likely made of spelter, a cast base metal with a bronze finish, and the glass globe is Italian. oregonlive, 4 May 2021

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Word History


probably alteration of Middle Dutch speauter

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spelter was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Spelter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spelter. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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