To fleece is defined as to trick someone, or to shave the wool off of a animal.verb
- An example of fleece is to convince someone to give you a lot of money that you will give to your grandmother; however, she died years ago.
- An example of fleece is to shear a sheep.
Fleece is defined as the fur or coat from a sheep or similar animal, or a fabric that has a similar texture.noun
- An example of fleece is the coat of a sheep.
- An example of fleece is the soft, warm fabric used to line hooded sweatshirts.
- the wool covering a sheep or similar animal
- the amount of wool cut from a sheep in one shearing
- a covering like a sheep's, as of woolly hair
- a soft, warm, napped fabric, used for linings, etc.
Origin: ME flees < OE fleos, akin to Ger vlies < IE base *pleus-, to pluck out > L pluma, a feather, down
- fleecer noun
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- a. The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal.b. The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time.
- A soft woolly covering or mass.
- Fabric with a soft deep pile.
- To defraud of money or property; swindle.
- To shear the fleece from.
- To cover with or as if with fleece.
Origin: Middle English fles, from Old English flēos.
- fleecˈer noun