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Meaning of PEWTER

Pronunciation:  'pyootur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)

PEWTER is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: alloy, metal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

2. Utensils or vessels made of pewter, as dishes, porringers,
   drinking vessels, tankards, pots.

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

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing items made of pewter in your dream, suggests that you are holding on to the past. Your ways of thinking may be outdated.
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 Related Terms: aureate, brass, brassy, brazen, bronze, bronzy, copper, coppery, cupreous, cuprous, ferrous, ferruginous, gilt, gold, golden, gold-filled, gold-plated, iron, ironlike, lead, leaden, mercurial, mercurous, nickel, nickelic, nickeline, pewtery, quicksilver, silver, silver-plated, silvery, steel, steely, tin, tinny