Definitions for jacquard loom
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(or jac′quard ) loom`
a loom for producing elaborate designs in an intricate weave (Jac′quard weave` or jac′quard weave`) constructed from a variety of basic weaves.
Origin of Jacquard loom:
1850–55; after J. M. Jacquard (1757–1834), French inventor
Jacquard loom, Jacquard(noun)
a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads; used in weaving figured fabrics
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a loom with an apparatus for weaving figures in textiles, such as silks, muslins, and carpets, which was the invention of an ingenious Frenchman, born in Lyons, of the name of Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752-1834).
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