Petersham Pe"ter*sham, n. [Named after Lord Petersham.] A rough, knotted woolen cloth, used chiefly for men's overcoats; also, a coat of that material. [1913 Webster]

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  • petersham — ► NOUN ▪ a corded tape used for stiffening in making dresses and hats. ORIGIN named after the English army officer Lord Petersham (1790 1851) …   English terms dictionary

  • Petersham — [pēt′ər shəm] n. [after Lord Petersham, who set the fashion ( c. 1812)] 1. an overcoat made of a rough, heavy woolen cloth 2. this cloth …   English World dictionary

  • Petersham — (spr. Piht rshämm), kalmuckähnliches Zeug zu Winterröcken …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Petersham — infobox UK place country = England map type = Greater London region= London population= official name= Petersham latitude= 51.446358 longitude= 0.303326 london borough= Richmond constituency westminster= post town= RICHMOND postcode district=TW10 …   Wikipedia

  • Petersham — London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Lage in Greater London Status London Borough Region …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • petersham — /pee teuhr sheuhm, sham /, n. 1. a heavy woolen cloth for men s overcoats and other bulky outerwear. 2. a coat or jacket made of this cloth. 3. a corded material for hatbands, the insides of belts, etc. 4. a narrow belting for the tops of skirts …   Universalium

  • petersham — noun a corded tape used in dressmaking and millinery for stiffening. Origin C19: named after the English army officer Lord Petersham …   English new terms dictionary

  • petersham — /ˈpitəʃəm/ (say peetuhshuhm) noun 1. a kind of heavy woollen cloth used for overcoats, etc. 2. a kind of heavy overcoat formerly in fashion. 3. a thick ribbed or corded ribbon used for belts, hatbands, etc. {named after Viscount Petersham,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • petersham — n. thick corded silk ribbon used for stiffening in dressmaking etc. Etymology: Lord Petersham, Engl. army officer d. 1851 …   Useful english dictionary

  • petersham — pɪːtÉ™(r)ʃəm n. ribbon, strip of material used for decoration …   English contemporary dictionary

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