Pelham

noun Pel·ham \ˈpeləm\

Definition of Pelham

plural

-s

  1. :  a horse's bit with a bar mouthpiece and double rings commonly used in riding bridles and designed to combine the function of curb and snaffle

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Origin and Etymology of pelham

probably from the name Pelham


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