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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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.
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First Known Use of broadcloth
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Definition of broadcloth for Students
: a fine cloth with a firm smooth surface
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