a heavy woolen cloth for men's overcoats and other bulky outerwear.
a coat or jacket made of this cloth.
a corded material for hatbands, the insides of belts, etc.
a narrow belting for the tops of skirts.
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How to use petersham in a sentence
Of petersham, which adjoins Ham Common, little or nothing can be seen from the river.
Aug. 25th, Katharin was taken home from nurse Garret 17 of petersham, and weaned at home.The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee | John Dee
In other cases the belt matches the full bodice, and is of moiré or petersham ribbon.
When sixteen years of age he began business as a clerk in a country store at petersham, and there remained five years.
In August, 1864, they removed to their present farm in petersham.A Century of Science and Other Essays | John Fiske
British Dictionary definitions for petersham
a thick corded ribbon used to stiffen belts, button bands, etc
a heavy woollen fabric used esp for coats
a kind of overcoat made of such fabric
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