1.A rough surfaced fabric of wool with a heavy nap. Used for coating. 2. A loosely woven tweed fabric with a shaggy texture . Cheviot was originally made from the wool of the cheviot sheep in the hills at the bordering England and Scotland.
The name of the sheep (from the Cheviot Hills that mark the boundary between England and Scotland), the wool, and the cloth that comes from them. Characterized as sturdy and rugged, the cloth has a slightly harsh and crisp hand. It is used mainly for cold-weather suiting, sports jackets and overcoats.