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What does "Fleece" mean?

Definition

(n.) Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece (n.) The entire coat of wood that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time (n.) The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine (v. t.) To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool (v. t.) To spread over as with wool (v. t.) To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions


Synonyms shear, hook, plume, pluck, soak, wool, rob, surcharge, gazump, overcharge, sheepskin


Word Family fleeces, fleecy