Definition of fearnought
1 : a thick heavy overcoating that is made of wool often mixed with shoddy and that has a rough shaggy face; also : a garment made of this material —called also dreadnought
2a : a machine for disentangling woolen fiber prior to carding that consists usually of one large cylinder with hooked teeth and several worker and stripper rollers b : a picker preceding the card
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Origin and Etymology of fearnought
2fear + nought, naught
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