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Definition of the noun pewter

What does pewter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pewters

  1. any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • 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 of the noun pewter

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.

Definition of the adjective pewter

What does pewter mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more pewter / pewterer |

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

Writings

"Pewter" is a book by Tony Curtis.

  • also known as "Pewter (Antiques & Their Values)"

Miscellanea

Pewter is a malleable metal alloy, traditionally 85–99% tin, with the remainder consisting of copper, antimony, bismuth and sometimes, less commonly today, lead. Silver is also sometimes used. 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 likely a variation of the word spelter, a term for zinc alloys.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pewter

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Google previewThe Art of the Table (2000)

A Complete Guide to Table Setting, Table Manners, and Tableware by Suzanne Von Drachenfels

Pewter is an alloyed metal with a grayish color; it is composed primarily of tin and small amounts of antimony bismuth, ...

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

by Andrew Smith

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

Google previewSpons' Encyclopædia of the Industrial Arts, Manufactures, and Commercial Products ... (1879)

by Edward Spon

Pewter. — Pewter is an alloy of lead and tin, containing sometimes copper, zinc, or antimony. There are three distinct kinds of...

Pewter is a soft metal resembling tin, but duller and darker in colour. Plates and dishes are hammered out of the ...

Google previewAcross the Land --a Canadian Journey of Discovery (2004)

by Barry D. Stewart

Pewter is a tin-based metal mix that becomes molten and easily pourable and formable when heated, but it sets up as a solid very quickly when cooled to room temperature. This leads to fun demonstrations by the staff at the store, as they pour ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Second Edition (2002)

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 previewJewelry Making (2003)

Tips and Tricks of the Trade by Stephen O'Keeffe

Pewter is an alloy of tin, antimony, and copper. Its low melting point makes it ideal for casting. thicknesses of brass wire arvl yilrUrv[ meral. DESIGNING Designing is never easy.

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 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 (1809)

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 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 previewAn Encyclopaedia of Domestic Economy (1844)

Comprising Such Subjects as are Most Immediately Connected with Housekeeping ... by Thomas Webster, Mrs. William Parkes

Pewter is a compound metal, or an alloy of tin, antimony, ...

Google previewMineral wealth

by Abani Kumar Dey

Pewter is a related alloy of tin, lead and antimony. Compounds of the metal have widely spread applications. Surma is the vernacular name for the powdered natural sulphide, sold in the bazaars of northern India and Pakistan as a cosmetic for ...

Google previewForensic Toxicology (2015)

Mechanisms and Pathology by Robert H. Powers, Dorothy E. Dean

(Pewter is a rather soft alloy, consisting primarily of tin but containing other elements, generally copper, antimony, and often lead.) The assumption was that the mildly acidic wine would dissolve some of the lead comprising the goblet, leading ...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, A Dictionary of Facts and Useful Knowledge, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy : with an Appendix, Containing Additions in Domestic Medicine, and the Veterinary and Culinary Arts : the Whole Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich

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 versally superseded by pottery, ...

Google previewThe domestic encyclopedia, or, A dictionary of facts and useful knowledge, chiefly applicable to rural & domestic economy (1821)

with an appendix, containing additions in domestic medicine, and the veterinary and culinary arts by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, Thomas Cooper, Katherine Golden Bitting Collection on Gastronomy (Library of Congress)

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 versally superseded by pottery, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1875)

Pewter is another alloy of these metals, and the trade in this article is so important in this country, that the pewtcrers have formed un incorporated company ever siuco 1*74. Common pewter is composed of 80 pU. of lead and 20 pts of tin, but ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

pewter /'pju:t3(r)/ noun; adjective o noun (uncount) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1856)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure

PEWTER, PEWTERER. (Potier d'étain, Fr.) Pewter is, generally speaking, an alloy of tin and lead, sometimes with a little antimony or copper, combined in several different proportions, according to the purposes which the metal is to serve.

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Quotes about Pewter

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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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