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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
Pel•ham  (peləm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. 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  (peləm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalHenry, 1696–1754, British statesman: prime minister 1743–54 (brother of Thomas Pelham-Holles).

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

pelham /ˈpɛləm/ n
  1. a horse's bit for a double bridle, less severe than a curb but more severe than a snaffle
Etymology: probably from the proper name Pelham

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