Jacquard loom


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Jac′quard

(or jac′quard) loom`,


n.
a loom for producing elaborate designs in an intricate weave (Jac′quard weave` or jac′quard weave`) constructed from a variety of basic weaves.
[1850–55; after J. M. Jacquard (1757–1834), French inventor]
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Noun1.Jacquard loom - a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threadsJacquard loom - a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads; used in weaving figured fabrics
loom - a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
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Each had a third storey called a topshop, equipped with a Jacquard loom.
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Mechanization, as in the jacquard loom, enabled cheaper manufacture and production of readymade garments (the knock-offs of that time).
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Another impressive exhibit is the Jacquard Loom, named after its French inventor, an 18th-century straw-hat manufacturer from Lyons.
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