1) A fabric which is almost incapable of definition although the word is said to have first been used of a costly eastern material, apparently made of hair from Angora goats.
Beck’s Draper’s Dictionary says of its production: ‘the changes have been rung with all materials in nearly every possible combination’: 1300 Item lego Roberto de Aldeburg vnam Robam de camelecto albo ... Anselmo capellano meo vnam Robam de cameletto bruno, Harpham
1472 I will that Thomas Savell have a Dublett of grene Chamlett, Pontefract
1523 Herry Faux shall have the chamlet cote of white and grene that was lately bought for hym, York
c.1537 a hole pece of black chamblett, Halifax
1562 to Anne More my worst chamlay kyrtell, Richmond. Most Yorkshire examples are late: 1697 a gray camblett coate, Shitlington
1756 one camblet stuff gown, Clifton on the Forest
1758 narrow cloths, serges and cambletts, Wakefield.