- a loom with an endless belt of cards punched with holes arranged to produce a figured weavealso Jacquard loom
- the distinctive mechanism of this loom
- a loom with an endless belt of cards punched with holes arranged to produce a figured weave
- the weave madealso Jacquard weave
- [usuallyj-] a fabric with such a weave
- the weave made
Origin of Jacquardafter J. M. Jacquard (1752-1834), French inventor
- A fabric with an intricately woven pattern.
- A special loom or the method employed in the weaving of a figured fabric.
Origin of jacquardAfterJoseph Marie Jacquard
(countable and uncountable, plural jacquards)
- Fabric woven on a jacquard loom.
- The White House has jacquard drapes in the East Room.
- Fabric resembling a jacquard, but woven by a different process.
- A jacquard loom.
Eponym, Joseph Marie Jacquard, inventor of the jacquard loom.