Main definitions of Meltonian in English

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Meltonian1

Pronunciation /mɛlˈtəʊnɪən/

noun

historical
  • A person who hunts at Melton Mowbray; (hence) a skilled or experienced fox-hunter.

adjective

  • Of or belonging to Melton Mowbray; especially of, relating to, or characteristic of fox-hunting as practised around Melton Mowbray.

Origin

Early 19th century. From the name of MeltonMowbray + -ian.

Main definitions of Meltonian in English

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Meltonian2

Pronunciation /mɛlˈtəʊnɪən/

noun

  • A trademark for: any of various polishes, waxes, etc., for shoes and boots. Especially in "Meltonian cream".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Army and Navy Co-operative Society Price List. Origin uncertain; perhaps specifically application of Meltonian.