any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)
An alloy of approximately 93u201398% tin, 1u20132% copper, and the balance of antimony.
An alloy of tin and lead.
items made of pewter.
Of a dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
a hard, tough, but easily fusible, alloy, originally consisting of tin with a little lead, but afterwards modified by the addition of copper, antimony, or bismuth
utensils or vessels made of pewter, as dishes, porringers, drinking vessels, tankards, pots
Origin: [OE. pewtyr, OF. peutre, peautre, piautre: cf. D. peauter, piauter, It. peltro, Sp. & Pg. peltre, LL. peutreum, pestrum. Cf. Spelter.]
Pewter is a malleable metal alloy, traditionally 85–99% tin, with the remainder consisting of copper, antimony, bismuth and sometimes, less commonly today, lead. Silver is also sometimes used. Copper and antimony act as hardeners while lead is common in the lower grades of pewter, which have a bluish tint. It has a low melting point, around 170–230 °C, depending on the exact mixture of metals. The word pewter is probably a variation of the word spelter, a term for zinc alloys.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pū′tėr, n. an alloy of four parts of tin and one of lead: sometimes tin with a little copper and antimony: a vessel made of pewter, esp. a beer-tankard: (slang) prize-money.—adj. made of pewter.—ns. Pew′terer, one who works in pewter; Pew′ter-mill, a lapidaries' polishing-wheel for amethyst, agate, &c.—adj. Pew′tery, belonging to pewter. [O. Fr. peutre (It. peltro), from a Teut. root, seen in Low Ger. spialter, Eng. spelter.]
The numerical value of pewter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of pewter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- أوان بيوتريةArabic
- tintøj, tinDanish
- astiatina, tinanharmaa, tina, tinaseos, tinaesineFinnish
- potin gris, potin, métal blancFrench
- しろめ, ピューターJapanese
- aliaj albRomanian
- пьютер, сплав олова со свинцомRussian
- hårdtenn, tennSwedish
- -a pyuta, pyuta, rangi ya pyutaSwahili
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