broad-cloth

broadcloth

[brawd-klawth, -kloth]
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:
1400–50; late Middle English brode clothe. See broad, cloth

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broadcloth (ˈbrɔːdˌklɒθ)
 
n
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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