Definition of melton in English:

melton

noun

  • [mass noun] Heavy woollen cloth with a close-cut nap, used for overcoats and jackets.

    • ‘If you decide to stitch the design on a heavier fabric than the test sample (such as melton or fleece) the stitches will imbed in the fabric and pull the design out of alignment.’
    • ‘Firm, stable fabrics such as melton and gabardine hold the cut edge shape with minimal staystitching.’
    • ‘Tightly woven wool, wool melton, felted or boiled wool, leather and suede along with faux leather and suede all can be clipped, snipped, slashed or punched without fraying.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

melton

/ˈmɛlt(ə)n/