jacquard definition

  • noun:
    • A fabric with an intricately woven structure.
    • a particular loom or perhaps the strategy employed in the weaving of a figured material.
    • Fabric woven on a jacquard loom.
    • Fabric resembling a jacquard, but woven by an alternative process.
    • A jacquard loom.
    • An abbreviation of Jacquard loom or Jacquard accessory (which see, under loom).
    • an extremely figured textile woven on a Jacquard loom
    • French inventor of the Jacquard loom which could instantly weave complicated habits (1752-1834)
    • a loom with an attachment for forming spaces when it comes to passage through of the shuttle between the warp threads; utilized in weaving figured fabrics
  • adjective:
    • Of or related to a jacquard loom and/or material it creates.
    • related to, or developed by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, which passed away in 1834.

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