Meaning of pot metal in English:

pot metal

Pronunciation /ˈpɒt ˌmɛtl/


  • 1Metal used for making pots. Any of various alloys of copper and lead (often also containing both zinc and tin).

  • 2Stained glass that has been coloured while molten, so that the colour pervades the whole substance. More fully "pot-metal glass".


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From pot + metal.