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spelter

[spel-ter] /ˈspɛl tər/
noun
1.
zinc, especially in the form of ingots.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; origin uncertain; akin to Middle Dutch speauter, German spiauter spelter
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  • The spelter coating shall be free from injurious defects such as blisters, flux and uncoated spots.
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spelter

/ˈspɛltə/
noun
1.
impure zinc, usually containing about 3 per cent of lead and other impurities
Word Origin
C17: probably from Middle Dutch speauter, of obscure origin; compare Old French peautre pewter, Italian peltropewter
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