(noun, verb)


1. the wool of a sheep or similar animal

Definition categories: substance, wool

2. tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing

Similar word(s): sheepskin

Definition categories: substance, leather

3. a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing

Definition categories: man–made, cloth, fabric, material, textile

4. outer coat of especially sheep and yaks

Similar word(s): wool

Definition categories: animal, coat, pelage


1. rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Similar word(s): gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge

Definition categories: possession, cheat, chisel

2. shear the wool from

Similar word(s): shear

Definition categories: contact, shave, trim

Sentences with fleece as a verb:

- During spring shearing we have to fleece all the sheep in just a few days.