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pewter (ˈpjuːtə



    1. 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
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒  ■ pewter ware,   ⇒  ■ a pewter tankard
    1. a bluish-grey colour
    2. (as adjective)   ⇒  ■ pewter tights
  1. plate or kitchen utensils made from pewter

Derived Forms

ˈpewterer  noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old French peaultre, of obscure origin; related to Old Provençal peltre pewter

Translations for 'pewter'

  • British English: pewter Pewter is a grey metal made by mixing tin and lead.ˈpjuːtə NOUN
  • Arabic: سَبِيكَةُ الْبِيُوتِر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: peltre
  • Chinese: 白蜡
  • Croatian: kositar
  • Czech: cín
  • Danish: tin
  • Dutch: tin
  • European Spanish: peltre
  • Finnish: tina
  • French: étain
  • German: Zinn
  • Greek: κασσιτερόχαλκος
  • Italian: peltro
  • Japanese: 白目
  • Korean: 백랍
  • Norwegian: tinn
  • Polish: stop cyny z ołowiem
  • Portuguese: latão
  • Romanian: cositor
  • Russian: сплав олова со свинцом
  • Spanish: peltre
  • Swedish: tenn
  • Thai: โลหะผสมดีบุกกับตะกั่ว
  • Turkish: tutya
  • Ukrainian: сплав олова зі свинцем
  • Vietnamese: hợp kim thiếc

Example Sentences Including 'pewter'

He played by himself in the garden under a pewter sky, with the fugitive glitter of snow behind it.
Hilary Mantel LEARNING TO TALK: Short stories (2003)
A box of little pewter mugs, relics of school cricket matches.
Sara MacDonald SEA MUSIC (2003)
He grabbed it, hoping for a dropped coin, but the thing was only pewter , engraved with a strange squiggle.
Kerr, Katharine A Time of War


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