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jac·quardalso Jac·quard (jăk′ärd′, jə-kärd′)
1. A fabric with an intricately woven pattern.
2. A special loom or the method employed in the weaving of a figured fabric.
[After Joseph Marie Jacquard.]
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Jacquard(ˈdʒækɑːd; dʒəˈkɑːd; French ʒakar)
1. (Knitting & Sewing) Also called: Jacquard weave a fabric in which the design is incorporated into the weave instead of being printed or dyed on
2. (Knitting & Sewing) Also called: Jacquard loom the loom that produces this fabric
[C19: named after Joseph M. Jacquard (1752–1834), French inventor]
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jac•quard(ˈdʒæk ɑrd, dʒəˈkɑrd)
n. (often cap.)
1. a fabric with an elaborate pattern woven on a Jacquard loom.
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|Noun||1.||Jacquard - French inventor of the Jacquard loom that could automatically weave complicated patterns (1752-1834)|
|2.||jacquard - a highly figured fabric woven on a Jacquard loom|
|3.||Jacquard - 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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