variants: less commonly


Definition of fearnought



  1. 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

  2. 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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to cast off or become cast off

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