noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French peutre, from Vulgar Latin *piltrum Date: 14th century 1. any of various alloys having tin as chief component; especially a dull alloy with lead formerly used for domestic utensils 2. utensils of pewter 3. a bluish gray • pewter adjective

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  • Pewter — is a metal alloy, traditionally between 85 and 99 percent tin, with the remainder consisting of copper and antimony, acting as hardeners, with the addition of lead for the lower grades of pewter, which have a bluish tint. The word pewter is… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pewter — [pyo͞ot′ər] n. [ME peutre < OFr peautre, akin to It peltro < ?] 1. any of various alloys containing mostly tin with varying percentages of antimony, copper, lead, etc. 2. articles made of pewter adj. made of pewter …   English World dictionary

  • pewter — mid 14c. (implied in pewterer), any of various alloys having tin as their main constituent (the usual form is one part lead to four parts tin), from O.Fr. peautre (12c.), from V.L. *peltrum pewter (Cf. Sp. peltre, It. peltro), of uncertain origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pewter — ist: eine Zinnlegierung, siehe Hartzinn ein Farbschlag der Perserkatze, siehe Fellfarben der Katze Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pewter — Pewter. См. Певтер (Сплав олова). (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Pewter — (spr. Pjuht r), so v.w. Britanniametall …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pewter — (spr. pjūter), eine Legierung, aus der in Kambodscha Münzen hergestellt werden (s. Britanniametall) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pewter — (engl., spr. pjut r), s.v.w. Hartmetall (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • pewter — ► NOUN ▪ a grey alloy of tin with copper and antimony (formerly, tin and lead). ORIGIN Old French peutre …   English terms dictionary

  • pewter — /pyooh teuhr/, n. 1. any of various alloys in which tin is the chief constituent, originally one of tin and lead. 2. a container or utensil made of such an alloy. 3. such utensils collectively: a revival of interest in pewter. 4. Brit. Slang. a.… …   Universalium

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