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jacquard

[jak-ahrd, juh-kahrd; French zha-kar] /ˈdʒæk ɑrd, dʒəˈkɑrd; French ʒaˈkar/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
a fabric with an elaborately woven pattern produced on a Jacquard loom.
Origin of jacquard
1850-1855
1850-55; named after J. M. Jacquard. See Jacquard loom

Jacquard

[zha-kar] /ʒaˈkær/
noun
1.
Joseph Marie [zhoh-zef ma-ree] /ʒoʊˈzɛf ma ri/ (Show IPA), 1752–1834, French inventor.
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  • Jacques de Vaucanson, who died when jacquard was thirty years old, was one of the most celebrated mechanicians of France.

  • Instead of diminishing employment, the jacquard loom increased it at least tenfold.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Opposite the entrance there is a large painting by jacquard, representing the death of the duke.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • American manufacturers are using the jacquard loom, a Lyonnais invention.

    Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson
  • jacquard was urged by some English silk manufacturers to pass over into England and settle there.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • There isnt a power reeler or loom in the town, nor yet a loom of the jacquard type.

  • In the old part of the city is the statue of jacquard, the inventor of the silk loom.

    Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson
  • So pleased was he that he at once sent for jacquard to come to Paris.

  • France has a right to exemplify the jacquard in its fulness, for it is hers.

British Dictionary definitions for jacquard

Jacquard

/ˈdʒækɑːd; dʒəˈkɑːd; French ʒakar/
noun
1.
Also called Jacquard weave. a fabric in which the design is incorporated into the weave instead of being printed or dyed on
2.
Also called Jacquard loom. the loom that produces this fabric
Word Origin
C19: named after Joseph M. Jacquard (1752–1834), French inventor
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Word Origin and History for jacquard

Jacquard

1841, from Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752-1834) of Lyons, inventor of new weaving technology c.1800.

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