- a stout woolen cloth for overcoats.
- an outer garment of this cloth.
Origin of fearnought
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Examples from the Web for fear-naught
Over all, I forgot to mention, he had a fear-naught riding coat.The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume II (of III)
- a heavy woollen fabric
- a coat made of such fabric
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