- a heavily fulled cloth, often of wool, tightly constructed and finished with a smooth face concealing the weave, used for overcoats, hunting jackets, etc.
Origin of melton
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Historical Examples of melton
A few shots were exchanged, and Melton was compelled to retreat.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
The man driving it was a gorgeous person in a light Melton overcoat.The Manxman
You have been lately in Spain, Melton; what news from Seville?
“No, we will remain,” Guy and Melton replied almost in one voice.
By this time Guy and Melton had donned their disguises and were ready for action.
- a heavy smooth woollen fabric with a short nap, used esp for overcoatsAlso called: melton cloth