- a horse's bit for a double bridle, less severe than a curb but more severe than a snaffle
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- a bit that is used with two pairs of reins, designed to serve the purpose of a full bridle.
- after the proper name Pelham
Pel•ham (pel′əm),USA pronunciation n.
- BiographicalHenry, 1696–1754, British statesman: prime minister 1743–54 (brother of Thomas Pelham-Holles).