Definition of petersham in English:

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petersham

Pronunciation: /ˈpēdəˌrSHam/

noun

A corded tape used for stiffening, especially in the making of belts and hatbands.
Example sentences
  • Finishing options are available to make stiff petersham tape for use in skirt waistbands or soft where the grosgrain is used as a garment trimming.
  • Petersham ribbon can also be used to bind your corset edges and is even simpler to use than bias tape.
  • Mother wore her new felt hat with the petersham ribbon around it and her light grey tweed two-piece costume that she had just bought for Easter.

Origin

Early 19th century: named after Lord Petersham (1790–1851), English army officer.

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Syllabification: pe·ter·sham

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