broad·​cloth | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌklȯth \

Definition of broadcloth

1 : a twilled napped woolen or worsted fabric with smooth lustrous face and dense texture
2 : a fabric usually of cotton, silk, or rayon made in plain and rib weaves with soft semigloss finish

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Repeat the same line pattern along one edge of the belt and tie over the broadcloth at the waist. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "How to Make a Moana Costume for Halloween," 1 Aug. 2018 Trace the stencil along the top and bottom of the broadcloth, with the point always facing outward, and cut out. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "How to Make a Moana Costume for Halloween," 1 Aug. 2018 Is there to be a monopoly of knowledge; are the products of all English brains to be stamped like broadcloth and woolpacks? Franklin Foer, The Atlantic, "The Death of the Public Square," 6 July 2018 Charleston At Charleston, servers wear a gray suit, white broadcloth shirt and neckwear of their choosing — and co-owners Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf have been known to give bow ties to employees. John-john Williams Iv,, "Server style: How uniforms set the tone for Baltimore restaurants," 13 Mar. 2018 But science community leaders say that the broadcloth slashing of NSF and NIH budgets would undermine the nation’s position as a global leader in science, technology, and medicine. Charlie Wood, The Christian Science Monitor, "How Trump's budget could affect basic research," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of broadcloth

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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broad·​cloth | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌklȯth \

Kids Definition of broadcloth

: a fine cloth with a firm smooth surface

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