melton-cloth

melton

[mel-tn]
noun
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:
1815–25; after Melton Mowbray, town in Leicestershire, England

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melton (ˈmɛltən)
 
n
Also called: melton cloth a heavy smooth woollen fabric with a short nap, used esp for overcoats
 
[C19: from MeltonMowbray, Leicestershire, a former centre for making this cloth]

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