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jaconet

[jak-uh-net]
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noun
  1. a cotton fabric of light weight, usually finished as cambric, lawn, organdy, voile, etc., used in the manufacture of clothing and bandages.
  2. a cotton fabric with one glazed surface, used as a lining for the spines of books.
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Origin of jaconet

1760–70; < Urdu jagannāthī, named after Jagannāthpūrī in Odisha, India, where the cloth was first made
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Historical Examples

  • Its place is taken in good binding by fine muslin or jaconet.

    Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries

    John Cotton Dana

  • Underdress of jaconet muslin, trimmed with lace, or embroidery.

  • If book is not oversewed the first and last sections must be guarded with jaconet.

    Library Bookbinding

    Arthur Low Bailey

  • Jaconet is the best and may be obtained from a few library binders.

    Library Bookbinding

    Arthur Low Bailey

  • Guarding with jaconet prevents the threads which lie in the middle of the signatures from pulling through the paper.

    Library Bookbinding

    Arthur Low Bailey


British Dictionary definitions for jaconet

jaconet

noun
  1. a light cotton fabric used for clothing, bandages, etc
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Word Origin

C18: from Urdu jagannāthī, from Jagannāthpūrī, India, where it was originally made
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