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melton

[ mel-tn ]
/ ˈmɛl tn /
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noun
a heavily fulled cloth, often of wool, tightly constructed and finished with a smooth face concealing the weave, used for overcoats, hunting jackets, etc.
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Also called melton cloth .

Origin of melton

First recorded in 1815–25; after Melton Mowbray, town in Leicestershire, England
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British Dictionary definitions for melton

melton
/ (ˈmɛltən) /

noun
a heavy smooth woollen fabric with a short nap, used esp for overcoatsAlso called: melton cloth

Word Origin for melton

C19: from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, a former centre for making this cloth
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