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pew·ter

 (pyo͞o′tər)
n.
1. Any of numerous silver-gray alloys of tin with various amounts of antimony, copper, and sometimes lead, used widely for fine kitchen utensils and tableware.
2. Pewter articles considered as a group.

[Middle English pewtre, from Old French peutre, from Vulgar Latin *piltrum; perhaps akin to spelter.]

pew′ter adj.

pewter

(ˈpjuːtə)
n
1. (Metallurgy)
a. any of various alloys containing tin (80–90 per cent), lead (10–20 per cent), and sometimes small amounts of other metals, such as copper and antimony
b. (as modifier): pewter ware; a pewter tankard.
2. (Colours)
a. a bluish-grey colour
b. (as adjective): pewter tights.
3. (Cookery) plate or kitchen utensils made from pewter
[C14: from Old French peaultre, of obscure origin; related to Old Provençal peltre pewter]
ˈpewterer n

pew•ter

(ˈpyu tər)

n.
1. any of various alloys in which tin is the chief constituent, orig. one of tin and lead.
2. utensils and vessels made of pewter.
adj.
3. consisting or made of pewter.
[1325–75; Middle English pewtre < Middle French peutre < Vulgar Latin *piltrum; perhaps akin to spelter]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pewter - any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)pewter - any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
Translations
سَبِيكَةُ الْبِيُوتِرسَبيكَة من القَصْدير والرَّصاص
cín
tin
tina
kositar
ónötvözet
pjátur
白目
백랍
alavasalavinis
alvaalvas-
cíncínový
tenn
โลหะผสมดีบุกกับตะกั่ว
kalay ve kurşun alaşımıtutya
hợp kim thiếc

pewter

[ˈpjuːtəʳ]
A. Npeltre m
B. CPDde peltre

pewter

[ˈpjuːtər] nétain m

pewter

n (= alloy)Zinn nt; (= vessel)Zinnbecher m; (= articles)Zinn(geschirr) nt

pewter

[ˈpjuːtəʳ] npeltro

pewter

(ˈpjuːtə) noun, adjective
(of) a metal made by mixing tin and lead. That mug is (made of) pewter; a pewter mug.

pewter

سَبِيكَةُ الْبِيُوتِر cín tin Zinn κασσιτερόχαλκος peltre tina étain kositar peltro 白目 백랍 tin tinn stop cyny z ołowiem latão, peltre сплав олова со свинцом tenn โลหะผสมดีบุกกับตะกั่ว tutya hợp kim thiếc 白蜡
References in classic literature ?
On the table -- in token that the sentiment of old English hospitality had not been left behind -- stood a large pewter tankard, at the bottom of which, had Hester or Pearl peeped into it, they might have seen the frothy remnant of a recent draught of ale.
Here rows of resplendent pewter, ranged on a long dresser, dazzled his eyes.
Receiving the brimming pewter, and turning to the harpooneers, he ordered them to produce their weapons.
And six wooden goblets, and six platters of wood and two of pewter to cat and drink from withal," said the mason, impressively.
It comes on the table in a small, round pewter platter.
S'pose he CAN'T write -- he can make marks on the shirt, can't he, if we make him a pen out of an old pewter spoon or a piece of an old iron barrel- hoop?
In turn he took his place in the reading class and made a botch of it; then in the geography class and turned lakes into mountains, mountains into rivers, and rivers into continents, till chaos was come again; then in the spelling class, and got "turned down," by a succession of mere baby words, till he brought up at the foot and yielded up the pewter medal which he had worn with ostentation for months.
I could see clearly a room with a sanded floor, clean scoured; a dresser of walnut, with pewter plates ranged in rows, reflecting the redness and radiance of a glowing peat-fire.
One end, indeed, reflected splendidly both light and heat from ranks of immense pewter dishes, interspersed with silver jugs and tankards, towering row after row, on a vast oak dresser, to the very roof.
In fact, there was no one to see but the servants, and when their master was away they lived a luxurious life below stairs, where there was a huge kitchen hung about with shining brass and pewter, and a large servants' hall where there were four or five abundant meals eaten every day, and where a great deal of lively romping went on when Mrs.
All round the room big barrels stood against the walls, fastened at the bottom so they wouldn't tumble with the rolling of the ship; and above the barrels, pewter jugs of all sizes hung from wooden pegs.
Out of the recesses of a dark closet, into which this aperture gave admittance, he brought a large pasty, baked in a pewter platter of unusual dimensions.