Definition of fleece noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fliːs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fliːs//
    Farm animals, Parts of animals
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  1. 1[countable] the wool coat of a sheep; this coat when it has been removed from a sheep (by shearing ) See related entries: Farm animals, Parts of animals
  2. 2 [uncountable, countable] a type of soft warm cloth that feels like sheep’s wool; a jacket or sweatshirt that is made from this cloth a fleece lining a bright red fleece
  3. Word OriginOld English flēos, flēs, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch vlies and German Vlies.
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