1. 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 me
Like a tame wether, all my precious fleece. --Milton.
2. Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
3. Manuf. The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
Fleece wool, wool shorn from the sheep.
Golden fleece. See under Golden.