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petersham

[pee-ter-shuh m, -sham] /ˈpi tər ʃəm, -ˌʃæm/
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
1805-1815
1805-15; named after Viscount Petersham (1780-1851)
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British Dictionary definitions for petersham

petersham

/ˈpiːtəʃəm/
noun
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
Word Origin
C19: named after Viscount Petersham (died 1851), English army officer
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