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

by Edward Spon, Francis N. 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 previewCabala of Planetary Magic

by Wade Coleman

Pewter is an alloy which contains 85-95% tin. It is usually alloyed with copper, antimony, bismuth and lead. Lead is...

Google previewWorkshop Receipts ... (1889)

by Ernest Spon, Charles George Warnford Lock, Robert Haldane (of London.)

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 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 previewAmerican Frontier (eBook) (2002)

by Tim McNeese

might be an iron pot for cooking,a long-handled skillet,several pottery jugs,and pewter ware, including a mug or two.(Pewter is a metal produced by a combination of copper and tin,and it was used by those who could not afford silverware.) ...

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 Emporium of Arts & 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 ...

Google previewA Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain, and Readers at Home (2011)

Describing the Country and Cities, the Natives and Their Manners by Richard Ford

Pewter is a safe metal; it does not break, nor is easily mistaken for gold; a tumbler or t 0 in a case, a wicker-bound bottle, “damajuana," a pair of common candlestzcks,* some wax candles, for the oil ofa venta lamp is not less ofl'ensive than the ...

Google previewThe Book of English Trades, and Library of the Useful Arts (1824)

Pewter is a factitious metal, and very uncertain in its composition. It is generally kept of different standards: 2 C 3 The Pewterer - - - - - -...

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, ...

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 previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

Coarse pewter, consisting chiefly of lead, is part of the bales in which boJxa tea- was brought from China. Woodward. — As some frail cup of China's fairest mold, The tumult of the boiling bobta braves, And holds secure the coffee's fable ...

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

by Henry Watts

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 previewUre's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1878)

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

Pewter is, generally speaking, an alloy of tin and lead, with a little antimony or copper, combined in several different proportions, according to the purposes which the alloy is to serve. The Engliin pewterers distinguish three ...

Google previewA General Commercial Dictionary. 2. Ed (1819)

by Thomas Mortimer

PEWTER, (GER. Zinn, Zinngeisserzinn. Du. and DA. Tin. Sw, Tenn. FR.

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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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