zinc, especially in the form of ingots.

1655–65; origin uncertain; akin to Middle Dutch speauter, German spiauter spelter

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spelter (ˈspɛltə)
impure zinc, usually containing about 3 per cent of lead and other impurities
[C17: probably from Middle Dutch speauter, of obscure origin; compare Old French peautre pewter, Italian peltropewter]

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The spelter coating shall be free from injurious defects such as blisters, flux and uncoated spots.
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