- 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.
William Howard Russell
Be careful to avoid saying, take a tower; such a pronunciation might suggest the Mamelon, instead of a trip of travel.
Malakov Tower and the Mamelon battery in front of it were the scenes of bloody conflicts.
On June 7, after another terrific bombardment, the French stormed the Mamelon, though not without a serious struggle.
H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
The slope occupied by the French lines: view taken from the Mamelon Blanc.