- a cup awarded as a prize or trophy, as in a sporting event.
- prize money(def 2).
Origin of pewter
Examples from the Web for pewter
Somehow the heir was pictured walking out of the Golden Bee pub holding a pewter ale mug.The Reinvention of Prince Harry: Why His U.S. Visit Is a Huge Success|Tom Sykes|May 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lastly, the chief sent the inscription engraved on a piece of pewter which had been left with him in July 1769.Captain Cook|W.H.G. Kingston
Pewter was a favorite material for lamps, as it was for all other domestic utensils.Home Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
In his right hand he held a pewter mug by the handle and used it as a swivel against his aggressors with great effect.Lord Tony's Wife|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for pewter
- any of various alloys containing tin (80–90 per cent), lead (10–20 per cent), and sometimes small amounts of other metals, such as copper and antimony
- (as modifier)pewter ware; a pewter tankard
- a bluish-grey colour
- (as adjective)pewter tights
Word Origin for pewter
Word Origin and History for pewter
early 14c., "any of various alloys having tin as their main constituent" (the usual form is one part lead to four parts tin), from Old French peautre (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *peltrum "pewter" (source of Spanish peltre, Italian peltro), of uncertain origin. Related: Pewterer.