Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of greatcoat formerly fashionable.
- n. The heavy rough-napped woolen cloth of which such greatcoats were made. Petersham cloth is now generally dark-blue, and is used for heavy overcoats of all sorts, pea-jackets, and the like.
- n. dated A rough, knotted woollen cloth, used chiefly for men's overcoats.
- n. dated A coat made of that material.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A rough, knotted woolen cloth, used chiefly for men's overcoats; also, a coat of that material.
- Named after Lord Petersham. (Wiktionary)
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“Big blue bow on her blouse and a petersham round her boater.”
“His dress was of blue petersham, looking neat and new, the short coat buttoning square across his breast; and a tall hat set oddly enough on a head evidently not accustomed to the fashion that dictated such a covering.”
“An Act to incorporate the petersham memorial library.”
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