- a stout woolen cloth for overcoats.
- an outer garment of this cloth.
Origin of fearnought
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Examples from the Web for fearnought
Large gauntlet mitts were made during the winter, of fearnought covered with duck, and worn with a strap round the neck.The Great Frozen Sea
Albert Hastings Markham
No, no—number seven will do as well; Mrs C— wants some fearnought, to put down in the entrance hall.The King's Own
Captain Frederick Marryat
For'ard of the conning-tower half a dozen bluejackets, clad in fearnought suits, evinced a lively interest in the proceedings.A Sub and a Submarine
Percy F. Westerman
Then John with his legs in a sack and a fearnought jacket round him, snored in the cutty, whilst Tony nodded sleepily outside.A Poor Man's House
Stephen Sydney Reynolds
- a heavy woollen fabric
- a coat made of such fabric
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