- a stout woolen cloth for overcoats.
- an outer garment of this cloth.
Origin of fearnought
Examples from the Web for fearnought
Historical Examples of 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