Adjective "melton" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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."


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