1. any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pewter \Pew"ter\ (p[=u]"t[~e]r), 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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other
metals (especially lead)
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "pewter":
aureate, brass, brassy, brazen, bronze, bronzy, copper, coppery,
cupreous, cuprous, ferrous, ferruginous, gilt, gold, gold-filled,
gold-plated, golden, iron, ironlike, lead, leaden, mercurial,
mercurous, nickel, nickelic, nickeline, pewtery, quicksilver,
silver, silver-plated, silvery, steel, steely, tin, tinny