broadcloth

noun broad·cloth \ ˈbrȯd-ˌklȯth \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

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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First Known Use of broadcloth

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BROADCLOTH Defined for Kids

broadcloth

noun broad·cloth \ ˈbrȯd-ˌklȯth \

Definition of broadcloth for Students

: a fine cloth with a firm smooth surface


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