mamelon noun

  1. a small rounded hillock

Word Origin for mamelon C19: from French: nipple Examples from the Web for mamelon Historical Examples of mamelon

  • The Russian batteries to the right of the Mamelon were voiceless.

    The British Expedition to the Crimea

    William Howard Russell

  • Be careful to avoid saying, take a tower; such a pronunciation might suggest the Mamelon, instead of a trip of travel.

    Five Hundred Mistakes of Daily Occurrence in Speaking, Pronouncing, and Writing the English Language, Corrected


  • Malakov Tower and the Mamelon battery in front of it were the scenes of bloody conflicts.

    A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year

    Edwin Emerson

  • On June 7, after another terrific bombardment, the French stormed the Mamelon, though not without a serious struggle.

    Battles of English History

    H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George

  • The slope occupied by the French lines: view taken from the Mamelon Blanc.

    Verdun Argonne-Metz 1914-1918


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