follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

melton

[mel-tn] /ˈmɛl tn/
noun
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.
Also called melton cloth.
Origin of melton
1815-1825
1815-25; after Melton Mowbray, town in Leicestershire, England
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for melton
Historical Examples
  • melton was still more astounded when Guy told him of the stealing of the despatches.

    Guy in the Jungle William Murray Graydon
  • “No, we will remain,” Guy and melton replied almost in one voice.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • Mr. melton was next examined, to prove the identity of the deceased.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • He was more worried at present about melton than anything else.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • melton covered his face with his hands, and Guy staggered backward.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • “I have heard something of that myself,” interrupted melton.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • Guy, from his position at melton's side, who had been placed on a soft lion skin, watched the strange scene with wonder.

    Guy in the Jungle William Murray Graydon
  • By this time Guy and melton had donned their disguises and were ready for action.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • Father's winter overcoat was perhaps made of melton, or covert cloth.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • “If we could shoot any game——” began melton, but Guy interrupted him.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
British Dictionary definitions for melton

melton

/ˈmɛltən/
noun
1.
a heavy smooth woollen fabric with a short nap, used esp for overcoats Also called melton cloth
Word Origin
C19: from MeltonMowbray, Leicestershire, a former centre for making this cloth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for melton

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for melton

8
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for melton