petersham [pee-ter-shuh m, -sham] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun 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. Liberaldictionary.com
Origin of petersham 1805–15; named after Viscount Petersham (1780–1851) Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petersham Historical Examples of petersham
In August, 1864, they removed to their present farm in Petersham.
In 1818 he was presented by his college to the vicarage of Kew with Petersham, in Surrey.
He was a pupil of John Adams, and commenced the practice of law in Petersham.
James H. Stark
Away across the road the woods beyond Ham and Petersham were still afire.
H. G. Wells
Of Petersham, which adjoins Ham Common, little or nothing can be seen from the river.
British Dictionary definitions for petersham petersham noun 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 Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012