Pewter Pew"ter, n. [OE. pewtyr, OF. peutre, peautre, piautre: cf. D. peauter, piauter, It. peltro, Sp. & Pg. peltre, LL. peutreum, pestrum. Cf. {Spelter}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Utensils or vessels made of pewter, as dishes, porringers, drinking vessels, tankards, pots. [1913 Webster]

Note: Pewter was formerly much used for domestic utensils. Inferior sorts contain a large proportion of lead. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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