from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous silver-gray alloys of tin with various amounts of antimony, copper, and sometimes lead, used widely for fine kitchen utensils and tableware.
- n. Pewter articles considered as a group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An alloy of approximately 93–98% tin, 1–2% copper, and the balance of antimony.
- n. An alloy of tin and lead.
- n. items made of pewter.
- n. A dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
- adj. Of a dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Utensils or vessels made of pewter, as dishes, porringers, drinking vessels, tankards, pots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alloy of four parts of tin with one of lead.
- n. A vessel made of pewter; a tankard; a beerpot.
- n. Collectively, vessels made of pewter.
- n. Money; prize-money.
- n. A material made of calcined tin, used in polishing marble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)
Middle English pewtre, from Old French peutre, from Vulgar Latin *peltrum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)