Adjective "melton" definition and examples

(Melton may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛlt(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

Heavy woollen cloth with a close-cut nap, used for overcoats and jackets.
  1. 'Firm, stable fabrics such as melton and gabardine hold the cut edge shape with minimal staystitching.'

More definitions

1. a heavily fulled cloth, often of wool, tightly constructed and finished with a smooth face concealing the weave, used for overcoats, hunting jackets, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"coats can be melton."

Origin

Early 19th century: named after Melton Mowbray, a town in central England, formerly a centre of cloth manufacture.