- (British, America) IPA: /fliːs/
- (uncountable) Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal
- (uncountable) Insulating skin with the wool attached
- (countable) A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.
- (countable) An insulating wooly jacket
- (roofing) Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.
- Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
- The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
- French: toison
- German: Fell
- Italian: vello, pelliccia, tosone
- Portuguese: pelego
- Russian: овчи́на
- Spanish: piel, vellón
fleece (fleeces, present participle fleecing; past and past participle fleeced)
- (transitive) To con or trick (someone) out of money.
- (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.
- (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, wool.
- French: dévaliser, dépouiller
- German: abziehen, ausnehmen
- Italian: spiumare, pelare
- Russian: обдира́ть
- Spanish: esquilmar, desplumar