Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A heavy woolen cloth used chiefly for making overcoats and hunting jackets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tough, short napped material used for making overcoats.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of stout woolen cloth with unfinished face and without raised nap. A commoner variety has a cotton warp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stout kind of cloth for men's wear, the surface of which is without nap, and is neither pressed nor finished.

Etymologies

After Melton Mowbray, an urban district of central England.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Melton Mowbray, where this material was made. (Wiktionary)

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  • Kurt Wilberding/The Wall Street Journal A black doublefaced melton cape paired with a matching plonge shift.

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  • His throwback wool caps, melton coats and calf-length breeches channel that gentlemanly vibe.

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  • The first part of the collection was pure Jil Sander daywear to the core -- minimal, strong lines on suits and dresses of fine melton wool and wool crepe -- with flat shoes.

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  • Michael Kors, for example, showed pieces done in the fabrics he normally uses for autumn collections -- fur, cashmere and wool melton, a fairly heavy, tightly woven type of wool.

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  • Designer Michael Kors, for example, is planning to show pieces done in the fabrics he normally uses for fall collections -- fur, cashmere and wool melton, a fairly heavy, tightly woven type of wool.

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  • Thus fulled woolens such as melton which is a heavily fulled, napped, closely woven fabric are used to make overcoats.

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