fearnought

or fear·naught

[ feer-nawt ]
/ ˈfɪərˌnɔt /

noun

a stout woolen cloth for overcoats.
an outer garment of this cloth.

Origin of fearnought

First recorded in 1765–75; fear + nought
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fearnought

fearnaught

/ (ˈfɪəˌnɔːt) /

noun

a heavy woollen fabric
a coat made of such fabric
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