Definitions for "Melton"
A kind of stout woolen cloth with unfinished face and without raised nap. A commoner variety has a cotton warp.
A heavy wool fabric with a very tight, dense weave that is extremely warm and used mainly for coats and outerwear.
A traditional gray (black) hunt coat is made from Melton cloth. Melton cloth is heavy dense wool that repels water and can withstand being dragged through thorns and other obstacles of the hunt field without damage.