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[brawd-klawth, -kloth] /ˈbrɔdˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun, Textiles.
a closely woven dress-goods fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or a mixture of these fibers, having a soft, mercerized finish and resembling poplin.
a woolen or worsted fabric constructed in a plain or twill weave, having a compact texture and lustrous finish.
any fabric woven on a wide loom.
Origin of broadcloth
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English brode clothe. See broad, cloth Unabridged
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  • He'd definitely wear a button-down broadcloth shirt, probably light blue, with a school tie.
  • With these and other changes, he looked forward to a broadcloth millennium.
  • Special orders for embroidered broadcloth skirts, shawls.
  • More durable fabrics and weaves were highly sought after, as seen by the high ratios of woolen broadcloth and twills.
  • Jusserand's costume was of old rose broadcloth, made empire and trimmed with gold embroidery.
British Dictionary definitions for broadcloth


fabric woven on a wide loom
a closely woven fabric of wool, worsted, cotton, or rayon with lustrous finish, used for clothing
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