Peter sham

petersham

[pee-ter-shuhm, -sham]
noun
1.
a heavy woolen cloth for men's overcoats and other bulky outerwear.
2.
a coat or jacket made of this cloth.
3.
a corded material for hatbands, the insides of belts, etc.
4.
a narrow belting for the tops of skirts.

Origin:
1805–15; named after Viscount Petersham (1780–1851)

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petersham (ˈpiːtəʃəm)
 
n
1.  a thick corded ribbon used to stiffen belts, button bands, etc
2.  a heavy woollen fabric used esp for coats
3.  a kind of overcoat made of such fabric
 
[C19: named after Viscount Petersham (died 1851), English army officer]

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