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Fleece vs. Flannel — What's the Difference?

Fleece vs. Flannel — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Fleece and Flannel

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Fleece

The woolly covering of a sheep or goat
He clutched the ram by two handfuls of thick fleece
As the sheep came on board, we grabbed their long shaggy fleeces
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Flannel

Flannel is a soft woven fabric, of various fineness. Flannel was originally made from carded wool or worsted yarn, but is now often made from either wool, cotton, or synthetic fiber.
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Fleece

A soft warm fabric with a texture similar to sheep's wool, used as a lining material
A reversible fleece jacket
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Flannel

A kind of soft woven fabric, typically made of wool or cotton and slightly milled and raised
A check flannel shirt
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Fleece

Obtain a great deal of money from (someone), typically by overcharging or swindling them
The city's cab drivers are notorious for fixing fares and fleecing tourists
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Flannel

A small piece of towelling used for washing oneself.
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Fleece

Cover as if with a fleece
The sky was half blue, half fleeced with white clouds
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Flannel

Bland fluent talk indulged in to avoid addressing a difficult subject or situation directly
A simple admittance of ignorance was much to be preferred to any amount of flannel
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Fleece

The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal.
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Flannel

Use bland fluent talk to avoid addressing a difficult subject or situation directly.
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Fleece

The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time.
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Flannel

A soft woven cloth of wool or a blend of wool and cotton or synthetics.
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Fleece

A soft woolly covering or mass.
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Flannel

Outer clothing, especially pants, made of this cloth.
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Fleece

A soft, warm, lightweight, usually synthetic fabric with a deep pile, used primarily for clothing and blankets.
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Flannel

Underclothing made of this cloth.
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Fleece

A garment, especially a shirt or jacket, made of such fabric.
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Flannel

Flannelette.
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Fleece

To defraud of money or property; swindle.
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Flannel

(uncountable) A soft cloth material originally woven from wool, today often combined with cotton or synthetic fibers.
With the weather turning colder, it was time to dig out our flannel sheets and nightclothes.
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Fleece

To shear the fleece from.
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Flannel

A washcloth.
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Fleece

To cover with a fleece or similar covering.
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Flannel

A flannel shirt.
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Fleece

(uncountable) Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal
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Flannel

Soothing, plausible untruth or half-truth; claptrap.
Don't talk flannel!
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Fleece

(uncountable) Insulating skin with the wool attached
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Flannel

Made of flannel.
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Fleece

(countable) A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.
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Flannel

(transitive) To rub with a flannel.
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Fleece

(countable) An insulating wooly jacket
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Flannel

(transitive) To wrap in flannel.
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Fleece

(roofing) Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.
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Flannel

(transitive) To flatter; to suck up to.
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Fleece

Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
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Flannel

To waffle or prevaricate.
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Fleece

The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
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Flannel

A soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture.
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Fleece

(transitive) To con or trick (someone) out of money.
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Flannel

A cotton fabric with a thick nap on one side, resembling flannel{1}; it is used, e. g. for underwear or sheets; also called flanellette.
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Fleece

(transitive) To shear the fleece from (a sheep or other animal).
During spring shearing we have to fleece all the sheep in just a few days.
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Flannel

Garments made of flannel, especially underwear.
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Fleece

(transitive) To cover with, or as if with, wool.
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Flannel

A washcloth.
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Fleece

The entire coat of wool that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time.
Who shore meLike a tame wether, all my precious fleece.
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Flannel

Humbug; nonsensical or evasive talk.
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Fleece

Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
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Flannel

Insincere flattery or praise.
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Fleece

The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
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Flannel

A soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing
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Fleece

To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool.
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Flannel

Bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body
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Fleece

To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions.
Whilst pope and prince shared the wool betwixt them, the people were finely fleeced.
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Flannel

(usually in the plural) trousers
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Fleece

To spread over as with wool.
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Fleece

The wool of a sheep or similar animal
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Fleece

Tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
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Fleece

A soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing
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Fleece

Outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
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Fleece

Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
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Fleece

Shear the wool from;
Shear sheep
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