Definition of Pelham

1. Noun. A bit with a bar mouthpiece that is designed to combine a curb and snaffle.

Generic synonyms: Bit



Definition of Pelham

1. Noun. a type of bit used on the bridle of a horse, consisting of a mouthpiece, a shank, and two rings on either side ¹

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Definition of Pelham

1. a type of horse's bit [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelham

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pelecypoda
pelecypodous
pelecypods
pelehouse
pelehouses
pelerine
pelerines
peles
peleton
peletons
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pelfs
pelger-huet anomaly
pelham
pelhams
pelican
pelican crossing
pelican flower
pelican flowers
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pelicosauria
pelidnoma
pelike
pelikes
peliom
pelioma

Literary usage of Pelham

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1827)
"Capita. said Mary Pel/tain, the same might be paid to the children or child of the said Mary Pelham, equally to be divided between them, if more than one, ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"His grandfather, Henry Pelham, clerk of the Pells, who died in 1721, was a younger brother of the first Baron Pelham of Laughton. The father, after having ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"1700), daughter of Gilbert Holies, 3rd earl of Clare, and bister of John Holies, duke of Newcastle, he had five daughters, and two sons—Thomas Pelham ..."

4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1879)
"Cork, Ireland, to my said son Henry and his heirs male, with remainder to Edward Pelham, remainder to my said son Waldegrave, remainder to my right heirs—My ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"definitely refused this request, Newcastle, Pelham and the other Ministers took the ... From 1746 to 1754 the land had rest from party bickerings; Pelham, ..."

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