[pee-ter-shuh m, -sham]


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.

Origin of petersham

1805–15; named after Viscount Petersham (1780–1851) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

Word Origin for petersham

C19: named after Viscount Petersham (died 1851), English army officer
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