[ 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

First recorded in 1400–50, broadcloth is from the late Middle English word brode clothe. See broad, cloth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for broadcloth

/ (ˈbrɔːdˌklɒθ) /


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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