fleece vs sheepskin what difference

what is difference between fleece and sheepskin

English

Etymology

From Middle English flees, flese, flus, fleos, from Old English flēos, flīes, flȳs, from Proto-West Germanic *fleus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /fliːs/
  • Rhymes: -iːs

Noun

fleece (countable and uncountable, plural fleeces)

  1. (uncountable) Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal
  2. (uncountable) Insulating skin with the wool attached
  3. (countable) A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.
  4. (countable) An insulating wooly jacket
  5. (roofing) Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.
  6. Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
  7. The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.

Derived terms

  • fleeceless
  • fleecewear
  • fleece wool
  • fleecy
  • Golden Fleece

Translations

Verb

fleece (third-person singular simple present fleeces, present participle fleecing, simple past and past participle fleeced)

  1. (transitive) To con or trick (someone) out of money.
  2. (transitive) To shear the fleece from (a sheep or other animal).
  3. (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, wool.

Translations

See also

  • (con): nickel and dime

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowed from English fleece.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfliːsi/, [ˈfliːs̠i]
  • IPA(key): /ˈfliːs/, [ˈfliːs̠] (often in compound terms)

Noun

fleece

  1. Alternative spelling of fliisi

Usage notes

  • As is the case with many loanwords, the inflection of this term is problematic. Kotus recommends “nalle” – category in writing, as shown above, but in speech the declension usually follows “risti” -category, see the declension table for fliisi.

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

Borrowed from English fleece.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /fliːs/

Noun

fleece c

  1. polar fleece


English

Etymology

sheep +‎ skin

Noun

sheepskin (countable and uncountable, plural sheepskins)

  1. (uncountable) The skin of a sheep, especially when used to make parchment or in bookbinding.
    • 1891, Outing: Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction (volume 17, page 137)
      I confess to having felt a prejudice against sleeping in a bag, more especially a sheepskin bag, which would probably have a muttony odor; but it was pronounced to be the warmest and least cumbersome form of bedding we could have []
  2. (US, countable) A diploma.
  3. (countable or uncountable) The tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on, especially when used for clothing, rugs, etc.

Hyponyms

  • skin

Translations

References

  • OED

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