[ jak-ahrd, juh-kahrd; French zha-kar ]
/ ˈdʒæk ɑrd, dʒəˈkɑrd; French ʒaˈkar /
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noun (often initial capital letter)

a fabric with an elaborately woven pattern produced on a Jacquard loom.



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Origin of jacquard

1850–55; named after J. M. Jacquard. See Jacquard loom

Definition for jacquard (2 of 2)

[ zhah-kahr ]
/ ʒɑˈkɑr /


Jo·seph Ma·rie [zhoh-zefmah-ree], /ʒoʊˈzɛf mɑˈri/, 1752–1834, French inventor.
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British Dictionary definitions for jacquard

/ (ˈdʒækɑːd, dʒəˈkɑːd, French ʒakar) /


Also called: Jacquard weave a fabric in which the design is incorporated into the weave instead of being printed or dyed on
Also called: Jacquard loom the loom that produces this fabric

Word Origin for Jacquard

C19: named after Joseph M. Jacquard (1752–1834), French inventor
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