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Powter vs Pewter - What's the difference?

powter | pewter |

As nouns the difference between powter and pewter

is that powter is (a kind of pigeon) while pewter is an alloy of approximately 93–98% tin, 1–2% copper, and the balance of antimony.

As an adjective pewter is

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

powter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (a kind of pigeon)
  • (Webster 1913)

    pewter

    English

    (wikipedia pewter)

    Alternative forms

    * pewtre

    Noun

  • An alloy of approximately 93–98% tin, 1–2% copper, and the balance of antimony.
  • (historical) An alloy of tin and lead.
  • items made of pewter.
  • A dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
  • Adjective

    (head)
  • Of a dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
  • Derived terms

    * pewterer * pewterware

    See also

    * touchmark * trifle *