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[mass noun] A corded tape used in dressmaking and millinery for stiffening.
- ‘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.’
Early 19th century: named after Lord Petersham (1790–1851), English army officer.
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