Meaning of pewter

pew•ter

Pronunciation: (py'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various alloys in which tin is the chief constituent, originally one of tin and lead.
  2. a container or utensil made of such an alloy.
  3. such utensils collectively: a revival of interest in pewter.
    1. a cup awarded as a prize or trophy, as in a sporting event.
    2. Seeprize money(def. 2).
—adj.
  1. consisting or made of pewter: a pewter mug.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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