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Definition of fleece
1the woolly covering of a sheep or goat:as the sheep came on board, we grabbed their long shaggy fleeces he clutched the ram by two handfuls of thick fleece the amount of wool shorn from a sheep in a single piece at one time. 2a thing resembling a sheep’s woolly covering, in particular. a soft warm fabric with a texture similar to sheep’s wool, used as a lining material. a jacket or other garment made from a fleece fabric. Heraldry a representation of a fleece suspended from a ring.
verb [with object]
1 informal obtain a great deal of money from (someone), typically by overcharging or swindling them:money that authorities say he fleeced from well-to-do acquaintances 2 literary cover as if with a fleece:the sky was half blue, half fleeced with white clouds