[jak-ahrd, juh-kahrd; French zha-kar]
Origin of jacquard
1850–55; named after J. M. Jacquard. See Jacquard loom
- Jo·seph Ma·rie [zhoh-zef ma-ree] /ʒoʊˈzɛf ma ri/, 1752–1834, French inventor.
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Examples from the Web for jacquard
Purple pleated skirts turned sporty thanks to flap pockets; jacquard prints enlivened wide-leg trousers.Paris’s Fashion Finale
October 6, 2011
Instead of diminishing employment, the Jacquard loom increased it at least tenfold.Self-Help
France has a right to exemplify the Jacquard in its fulness, for it is hers.
Jacquard enjoyed the reputation of a virtuoso-trained player.The Violoncello and Its History
Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
American manufacturers are using the Jacquard loom, a Lyonnais invention.Europe from a Motor Car
"Yes, but you must give me time to make it," replied Jacquard.Triumphs of Invention and Discovery in Art and Science
J. Hamilton Fyfe
- 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
C19: named after Joseph M. Jacquard (1752–1834), French inventor
Word Origin and History for jacquard
1841, from Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752-1834) of Lyons, inventor of new weaving technology c.1800.
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