Definition of Mamelon
1. n. A rounded hillock; a rounded elevation or protuberance.
Definition of Mamelon
1. a rounded hill [n -S]
Medical Definition of Mamelon
1. One of the rounded prominences, three in number, on the cutting edge of an incisor tooth when it first pierces the gum. Origin: Fr. Nipple (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Mamelon
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1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"To have a strong hold on the mamelon—this, we saw, was the object of besieged and besiegers alike— the object for which they were toiling on several distant ..."
2. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1856)
"... Repulse—Progress of the Siege of Sebastopol—The Russians seize and occupy the mamelon or Kamschatka Redoubt—Contests for the “R!/le-pits “—Sortie of the ..."
3. Pictorial History of the Russian War 1854-5-6 by George Dodd (1856)
"The Algerine Rifles speedily captured a small battery of four guns ; and when this was done, the 50th and the Zouaves rushed up to the foot of the mamelon. ..."
4. The Story of a Soldier's Life by Garnet Wolseley Wolseley (1903)
"CHAPTER IX Assault of the Quarries and the mamelon 1855 THE Redan was constructed upon a high detached feature that ran north-west and south-east on the ..."
5. Letters from Head-quarters: Or, The Realities of the War in the Crimea by Somerset John Gough Calthorpe (1857)
"... June 6th — Arrangements of the Allies for the assault of the mamelon, Ouvrages Blancs, and Quarries — Enthusiastic reception of Lord Raglan by the ..."
6. The History of England from the Year 1830-1874 by William Nassau Molesworth (1882)
"... the fortifications and guns of the mamelon were turned against the fortress of which they had hitherto formed one of the most formidable defences. ..."
7. History of the Corps of Royal Engineers by Whitworth Porter, Charles Moore Watson (1889)
"Sir J. Burgoyne—Revised Scheme of Attack—Advance of the Russians on the Careening Bav Ravine, the mamelon, and the Dockyard Creek—Description of the ..."