(1) A fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
Change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
"The fabric felted up after several washes"
Cover with felt
"Felt a cap"
Mat together and make felt-like
"Felt the wool"
From ; akin to , , and possibly to Greek hair or wool wrought into felt, , .
- 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.
- Shakespeare, King Lear, act 4, scene 6:
- It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with felt.
- A hat made of felt.
- A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.
- 1707, John Mortimer, The whole art of husbandry:
- To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the felt be loose.
- felt grain: the grain of timber which is transverse to the annular rings or plates; the direction of the medullary rays in oak and some other timber. — Knight
- felt-tip pen
- coated felt sheet
- saturated felt
- To make into felt, or a feltlike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together. — Sir Matthew Hale
- To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder of a steam engine.