broadcloth

noun
broad·​cloth | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌklȯth How to pronounce broadcloth (audio) \

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

Examples of broadcloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cut enough off-white broadcloth to fold down into two tiers and wrap around waist and tie. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, 9 July 2019 Repeat the same line pattern along one edge of the belt and tie over the broadcloth at the waist. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, 9 July 2019 The leggings themselves were made in the late 19th century, Shoemaker said, and the Kickapoo used silk ribbons and wool broadcloth like this, often from France and England. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, 4 Sep. 2019 Cut enough off-white broadcloth to fold down into two tiers and wrap around waist and tie. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, 9 July 2019 Trace the stencil along the top and bottom of the broadcloth, with the point always facing outward, and cut out. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, 9 July 2019 Repeat the same line pattern along one edge of the belt and tie over the broadcloth at the waist. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, 9 July 2019 Trace the stencil along the top and bottom of the broadcloth, with the point always facing outward, and cut out. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, 9 July 2019 Cut enough off-white broadcloth to fold down into two tiers and wrap around waist and tie. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of broadcloth

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Broadcloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broadcloth. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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broadcloth

noun
broad·​cloth | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌklȯth How to pronounce broadcloth (audio) \

Kids Definition of broadcloth

: a fine cloth with a firm smooth surface

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