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pew•ter



Pronunciation: (pyOO'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.
4. Brit. Slang.
a. a cup awarded as a prize or trophy, as in a sporting event.
b. See prize money (def. 2).

adj.
consisting or made of pewter: a pewter mug.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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