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Pelham1

[pel-uh m] /ˈpɛl əm/
noun
1.
Henry, 1696–1754, British statesman: prime minister 1743–54 (brother of Thomas Pelham-Holles).

Pelham2

[pel-uh m] /ˈpɛl əm/
noun
1.
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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  • Mrs. Fitzgerald, Captain Pelham does not wish to be left in such 'a weavin' way.'

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  • "If I had a tent I certainly would give it to you," said Pelham.

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  • He saw to the right, on a bare rise of ground, Pelham's guns.

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  • There had been a lull in the storm, now Pelham opened with loud thunders.

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  • When they got his range, Pelham moved his two guns and began again a raking fire.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • You wouldn't have me go down to posterity as Pelham the Pincher, would you?

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • Pelham held up the candle and looked eagerly into the dark chest.

  • Pelham got very red as he exclaimed, excitedly, 'Surely this is the lost will!'

  • In vain Mrs. Pelham argued that Grace could better remain East.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for Pelham

pelham

/ˈpɛləm/
noun
1.
a horse's bit for a double bridle, less severe than a curb but more severe than a snaffle
Word Origin
probably from the proper name Pelham

Pelham

/ˈpɛləm/
noun
1.
Henry. 1696–1754, British statesman: prime minister (1743–54); brother of Thomas Pelham Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle
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