Definition of "fleece" [fleece]

  • The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal. (noun)
  • The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time. (noun)
  • A soft woolly covering or mass. (noun)
  • Fabric with a soft deep pile. (noun)
  • To defraud of money or property; swindle. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fleece" in a sentence
  • "I wanted to dress up all in fleece and wrestle with the dogs for a while."
  • "Non-absorbent fleece is great in areas where you are prone to sweat, but combine it with a wind-proof layer."
  • "Horticultural fleece is the material of choice, being cosy yet – crucially – breathable, so that plants don't get soggy and rotten, as they would wrapped in plastic."