spelter

[ spel-ter ]
/ ˈspɛl tər /

noun

zinc, especially in the form of ingots.

Origin of spelter

1655–65; origin uncertain; akin to Middle Dutch speauter, German spiauter spelter
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spelter
/ (ˈspɛltə) /

noun

impure zinc, usually containing about 3 per cent of lead and other impurities

Word Origin for spelter

C17: probably from Middle Dutch speauter, of obscure origin; compare Old French peautre pewter, Italian peltro pewter
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