- an overcoat made of a rough, heavy woolen cloth
- this cloth
Origin of Petershamafter Lord Petersham, who set the fashion (c. 1812)
- (dated) A rough, knotted woollen cloth, used chiefly for men's overcoats.
- (dated) A coat made of that material.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Named after Lord Petersham.