- a cotton fabric of light weight, usually finished as cambric, lawn, organdy, voile, etc., used in the manufacture of clothing and bandages.
- a cotton fabric with one glazed surface, used as a lining for the spines of books.
Origin of jaconet
1760–70; < Urdu jagannāthī, named after Jagannāthpūrī in Odisha, India, where the cloth was first made
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Examples from the Web for jaconet
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.
Jaconet is the best and may be obtained from a few library binders.
Guarding with jaconet prevents the threads which lie in the middle of the signatures from pulling through the paper.
- a light cotton fabric used for clothing, bandages, etc
C18: from Urdu jagannāthī, from Jagannāthpūrī, India, where it was originally made