- an outer garment, especially trousers, made of flannel.
- woolen undergarments.
- a washcloth.
- Informal. nonsense; humbug; empty talk.
- Informal. flattery; insincere or overdone praise.
verb (used with object), flan·neled, flan·nel·ing or (especially British), flan·nelled, flan·nel·ling.
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Cotton flannels also provide additional protection by absorbing moisture from breath, Vicenzi and colleagues report March 8 in ACS Applied Nano Materials.Microscopic images reveal the science and beauty of face masks|Emiliano Rodríguez Mega|April 2, 2021|Science News
He was wearing a blue plaid flannel shirt with more than one pen in the pocket, and he was both quick to smile and to qualify a point during our conversation.The Charmed Life of Frank Wilczek - Issue 98: Mind|Nell Freudenberger|March 17, 2021|Nautilus
Leather gloves can be lined in cashmere, flannel or fleece materials.Best winter gloves: Our picks for touch screen gloves, ski gloves, and more|PopSci Commerce Team|February 2, 2021|Popular Science
If you tend to get chilly at night, or you just can’t seem to keep out the cold, a flannel or fleece sheet might be a good option for you.Best sheets: Choose the right bed linens for a good night’s sleep|Carsen Joenk|December 18, 2020|Popular Science
I am a gear editor with a certain affinity for warm things, which means I have a lot of stylish fleeces, flannels, and sweatshirts in my closet.
Have you met the lumbersexual: all beards, flannel shirts, and work boots?
Until then, men shall all wearily grow our facial hair, wear flannel, and confuse the hell out of each other out on the streets.
It will prove so helpful, according to one radio flannel-mouth, that it was likely an act of strategic planning.
We cared about your formerly firm stance against women who have Uncle Jessie mullets and wear flannel!
There's a bearded, flannel-shirted movement afoot to ditch the Internet and reclaim the pre-digital life.Dave Eggers, Arcade Fire and Other Hipsters Shun the Internet|James Poulos|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Behold a dumpy, comfortable British paterfamilias in a light flannel suit and a faded sun hat.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
His hat was pushed back from his forehead, the collar of his blue flannel shirt was open.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
She was in a soiled dressing gown of purple flannel, with several of the buttons off.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
A handkerchief, once red, with polka spots, contained a ragged flannel shirt and a stocking-heel tied with a piece of tape.A Lost Hero|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
A piece of red flannel was wrapped around Mademoiselle's throat; a stiff neck compelled her to hold her head on one side.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin