from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rough, knotted woollen cloth, used chiefly for men's overcoats.
- n. A coat made of that material.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rough, knotted woolen cloth, used chiefly for men's overcoats; also, a coat of that material.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of greatcoat formerly fashionable.
- n. The heavy rough-napped woolen cloth of which such greatcoats were made.
Staff Nurses were goddesses and we had started to covet these accoutrements on day one, frilled cuffs, petersham belt, badges and a strings cap.
I followed the Lisa S. link and was mesmerized with her description of the construction details of her dress: boning to support and shape the bodice! a petersham waistband to support the weight of the skirt!
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.