spelter

noun
spel·​ter | \ ˈspel-tər How to pronounce spelter (audio) \

Definition of spelter

: zinc especially : zinc cast in slabs for commercial use

First Known Use of spelter

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spelter

probably alteration of Middle Dutch speauter

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“Spelter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spelter. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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