Definition of penistone in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnɪstən


[mass noun]
  • A kind of coarse woollen cloth formerly used for making clothes.
    More example sentences
    • Traditionally the wool was used to make a length of cloth called a ‘Penistone’.
    • Penistone had acquired a name for a special kind of wool product called a ‘Penistone’.


mid 16th century: from the name of a town in south Yorkshire, where the cloth was made.

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