• (British, America) IPA: /fliːs/


  1. (uncountable) Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal
  2. (uncountable) Insulating skin with the wool attached
  3. (countable) A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.
  4. (countable) An insulating wooly jacket
  5. (roofing) Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.
  6. Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
  7. The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
  • French: toison
  • German: Vlies
  • Italian: vello
  • Portuguese: tosão
  • Russian: руно́
  • Spanish: lana, toisón
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fleece (fleeces, present participle fleecing; past and past participle fleeced)

  1. (transitive) To con or trick (someone) out of money.
  2. (transitive) To shear the fleece from (a sheep or other animal).
    During spring shearing we have to fleece all the sheep in just a few days.
  3. (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, wool.
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