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Definition of pewter

What does pewter mean?

noun

  1. any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)
    • more generic words: alloy / metal = a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten

Alternative definition

adjective

  1. Of a dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.

noun

  1. An alloy that is currently composed of approximately 93–98% tin, 1–2% copper, and the balance of antimony.
  2. [historical] An alloy of tin and lead.
  3. items made of pewter.
  4. A dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.

Writings

"Pewter" is a book by Tony Curtis.

Miscellanea

Pewter is a malleable metal alloy, traditionally 85–99% tin, with the remainder consisting of copper, antimony, bismuth and lead. Copper and antimony act as hardeners while lead is common in the lower grades of pewter, which have a bluish tint. It has a low melting point, around 170–230 °C, depending on the exact mixture of metals. The word pewter is probably a variation of the word spelter, a colloquial name for zinc.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for pewter

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Pewter is a mixed metal ; it consists of tin united to small portions of other metallic substances, such as...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013)

by Andrew Smith, Bruce Kraig

Pewter is a relatively soft metal, composed mostly of tin. The addition of small amounts of...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia (1829)

or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge. Illustrated by numerous engravings, a general atlas, and appropriate diagrams by Thomas Curtis

Pewter is a mixed metal ; it consists of tin united to small portions of other metallic substances, such as lead, zinc,

Google previewEmporium of arts and sciences (1814)

by John Redman Coxe, Thomas Cooper

Pewter is a mixed metal ; it consists of tin united to small portions of other metallic substances, such as ;...

Google previewChemical Essays (1786)

vol. IV by Richard Watson

Pewter is a mixed metal ; it consists of tin united to small portions of other metallic substances, such  ;...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Second Edition (2012)

by Mel Schwartz

Pewter is a very old name for tin-lead alloys used for dishes and ornamental articles; the term now refers to the use rather than to the composition of the alloy. Tin was the original base metal of the alloy, the ancient Roman pewter ...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge (1803)

Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy. Together with Descriptions of the Most Interesting Objects of Nature and Art; the History of Men and Animals, in a State of Health Or Disease; and Practical Hints Respecting the Arts and Manufactures, Both Familiar and Commercial, Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts in Five Volumes by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, James Mease

PEWTER, a compound of metal employed in the manufacture of plates, dishes, spoons, and similar domestic utensils. The basis of this metal ought to be tin, one cwt. of which being melted with 15lbs. of lead, and 6Ibs. of brass, the whole forma  ...

Google previewAmerican Edition of the British Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

Pewter is an alloy of tin and lead, which was formerly very much used, more so than any other metallic alloy, being the common material for plates, dishes, and other domestic utensils. Its use now is almost universally superseded by pottery,  ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge (1809)

by William Nicholson

Pewter is an alloy of lin and lead, which was formerly very much used, more so than any other metallic alloy, being the common material for plates, dishes, and other domestic utensils. Its use now is almost universally superseded by pottery,  ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Pewter is an alloy of tin and lead, which was formerly very ranch used, more so than any other metallic alloy, being the common material for plates, dishes, and other domestic utensils. Its use now is almost universally superseded by pottery,  ...

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Scrabble value of P3E1W4T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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