- a fine, smooth woolen cloth: so called because it originally was made on wide looms
- a fine, smooth cotton, rayon, or silk cloth, used for shirts, pajamas, etc.
See broadcloth in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A densely textured woolen cloth with a plain or twill weave and a lustrous finish.
- A closely woven silk, cotton, or synthetic fabric with a narrow crosswise rib.
Origin: Middle English brode clothe, cloth woven in strips of double width
Origin: : brode, broad; see broad
Origin: + clothe, cloth; see cloth
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