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broadcloth

[brawd-klawth, -kloth] /ˈbrɔdˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun, Textiles.
1.
a closely woven dress-goods fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or a mixture of these fibers, having a soft, mercerized finish and resembling poplin.
2.
a woolen or worsted fabric constructed in a plain or twill weave, having a compact texture and lustrous finish.
3.
any fabric woven on a wide loom.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English brode clothe. See broad, cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for broad cloth

broadcloth

/ˈbrɔːdˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
fabric woven on a wide loom
2.
a closely woven fabric of wool, worsted, cotton, or rayon with lustrous finish, used for clothing
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