Adjective "jacquard" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An apparatus with perforated cards, fitted to a loom to facilitate the weaving of figured and brocaded fabrics.
  1. 'The company offers its customers multi-textured materials, including hand-loomed cottons, cotton canvases, linens, hemps, silks, jacquards, chenilles and velvets in muted earth tones as well as rich, primary colours.'
  2. 'Some of the fabrics highlighted were silk/cotton double-face duchesse satin, silk/linen jacquards and a new subtle threecolor iridescent taffeta.'
  3. 'Jidabai Kunte, who creates a narli or coconut-mesh like reticulate border on her Paithani loom, explains, ‘The jacquard technique makes it possible to weave much faster.’'

More definitions

1. a fabric with an elaborately woven pattern produced on a Jacquard loom.

2. Jacquard loom.

More examples(as adjective)

"knits can be jacquard."

"fabrics can be jacquard."


Early 19th century: named after Joseph M. Jacquard (1787–1834), French weaver and inventor.