- Fleece is defined as the fur or coat from a sheep or similar animal, or a fabric that has a similar texture.
- An example of fleece is the coat of a sheep.
- An example of fleece is the soft, warm fabric used to line hooded sweatshirts.
- To fleece is defined as to trick someone, or to shave the wool off of a animal.
- 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.
Fleecing a sheep.
fleece definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English flees ; from Old English fleos, akin to German vlies ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pleus-, to pluck out from source Classical Latin pluma, a feather, down
- fleecer noun
fleece definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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