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also 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.]

jac′quard′ adj.
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(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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(ˈdʒæk ɑrd, dʒəˈkɑrd)

n. (often cap.)
1. a fabric with an elaborate pattern woven on a Jacquard loom.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jacquard - French inventor of the Jacquard loom that could automatically weave complicated patterns (1752-1834)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
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
3.jacquard - a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threadsJacquard - 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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