Fleece meaning

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To shear the fleece from.
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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.

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To shear the fleece from (sheep, etc.)
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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.

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To cover with a fleece or similar covering.
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The wool covering a sheep or similar animal.
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The amount of wool cut from a sheep in one shearing.
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A covering like a sheep's, as of woolly hair.
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A soft, warm, napped fabric, used for garments, linings, etc.
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(informal) To steal from by fraud; swindle.
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To cover or fleck with fleecy masses.
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(uncountable) Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal.
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(uncountable) Insulating skin with the wool attached.
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(countable) An insulating wooly jacket.
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(roofing) Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.
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Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
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The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
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To con or trick someone out of money.
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To shear the fleece from an animal (such as a sheep)

During spring shearing we have to fleece all the sheep in just a few days.

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To defraud of money or property; swindle.
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(countable) A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.
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A soft woolly covering or mass.
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A soft woolly covering or mass.
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Origin of fleece

  • Middle English fles from Old English flēos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English flees, from Old English flēos. Cognate to Albanian lesh (“wool”) and Russian волос (volos, “a hair”).

    From Wiktionary