• (British) IPA: /ˈpjuːtə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpjutɚ/, [ˈpjuɾɚ]


  1. An alloy 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; pewterware.
  4. A beer tankard made from pewter.
    • 1876, Edward Jenkins, The Devil's Chain (page 86)
      The room was arranged by low wooden partitions into bays, where eight or ten men could sit together and rest their pewters and glasses on the narrow tables between.
  5. A dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
  6. (slang, dated) Prize money.
Translations Translations Adjective

pewter (not comparable)

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

pewter (pewters, present participle pewtering; past and past participle pewtered)

  1. (transitive) To coat with pewter.

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