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flannel,large group of napped plain-weave or twill-weave fabrics made of cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers. Flannel fabrics vary in closeness or firmness of weave and in degree of napping. A French flannel, for example, is a very fine twill-weave fabric, slightly napped on the right side only, whereas a suede flannel is napped on both sides and sheared, with the fibers pressed into the fabric.
A loosely woven, generally wool fabric with the weave concealed by a napped surface.
1. a soft light woollen fabric with a slight nap, used for clothing
2. See cotton flannel