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broadcloth

[ brawd-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈbrɔdˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /
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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.
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Origin of broadcloth

First recorded in 1400–50, broadcloth is from late Middle English brode clothe. See broad, cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for broadcloth

broadcloth
/ (ˈbrɔːdˌklɒθ) /

noun
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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