- Henry,1696–1754, British statesman: prime minister 1743–54 (brother of Thomas Pelham-Holles).
- a bit that is used with two pairs of reins, designed to serve the purpose of a full bridle.
Origin of Pelham2
after the proper name Pelham
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Examples from the Web for pelham
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He saw to the right, on a bare rise of ground, Pelham's guns.
Mrs. Fitzgerald, Captain Pelham does not wish to be left in such 'a weavin' way.'
"If I had a tent I certainly would give it to you," said Pelham.
There had been a lull in the storm, now Pelham opened with loud thunders.
When they got his range, Pelham moved his two guns and began again a raking fire.
- a horse's bit for a double bridle, less severe than a curb but more severe than a snaffle
probably from the proper name Pelham
- Henry. 1696–1754, British statesman: prime minister (1743–54); brother of Thomas Pelham Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle
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