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Pelham

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[ pel-uhm ]
/ ˈpɛl əm /
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noun

Henry, 1696–1754, British statesman: prime minister 1743–54 (brother of Thomas Pelham-Holles).

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Definition for Pelham (2 of 2)

Pelham2
[ pel-uhm ]
/ ˈpɛl əm /

noun

a bit that is used with two pairs of reins, designed to serve the purpose of a full bridle.

Origin of Pelham

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After the proper name Pelham
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British Dictionary definitions for Pelham (1 of 2)

pelham
/ (ˈpɛləm) /

noun

a horse's bit for a double bridle, less severe than a curb but more severe than a snaffle

Word Origin for pelham

probably from the proper name Pelham

British Dictionary definitions for Pelham (2 of 2)

Pelham
/ (ˈpɛləm) /

noun

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