1. A cloth or stuff made of matted fibres of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving. "It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with felt." (Shak).

2. A hat made of felt.

3. A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt. "To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the felt be loose." (Mortimer)

Origin: AS. Felt; akin to D. Vilt, G. Filz, and possibly to Gr. Hair or wool wrought into felt, L. Pilus hair, pileus a felt cap or hat.

(01 Mar 1998)

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