Jacquard loom
noun Date: 1851 a loom designed to weave fabrics of intricate design whose control mechanism makes use of cards with holes punched in them

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  • Jacquard loom — Jacquard Jac*quard , a. Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, who died in 1834. [1913 Webster] {Jacquard apparatus} or {Jacquard arrangement}, a device applied to looms for weaving figured goods, consisting of mechanism… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jacquard loom — The Jacquard Loom is a mechanical loom, invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1801, that has holes punched in pasteboard, each row of which corresponds to one row of the design. Multiple rows of holes are punched on each card and the many cards… …   Wikipedia

  • Jacquard loom — noun a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads; used in weaving figured fabrics • Syn: ↑Jacquard • Hypernyms: ↑loom * * * noun see jacquard 1b * * * a loom for producing elaborate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jacquard loom — a loom for producing elaborate designs in an intricate weave (Jacquard weave) constructed from a variety of basic weaves. [1850 55; named after J. M. Jacquard (1757 1834), French inventor] * * * Loom incorporating a special device to control… …   Universalium

  • Jacquard loom — Jac′quard (or jac′quard) loom n. tex a loom for producing elaborate designs in an intricate weave(Jac′quard weave or jac′quard weave )constructed from a variety of basic weaves • Etymology: 1850–55; after J. M. Jacquard (1757–1834), French… …   From formal English to slang

  • JACQUARD LOOM —    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) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Jacquard loom — /ˈdʒækad lum/ (say jakahd loohm) noun a pattern loom for weaving elaborate designs. {named after JM Jacquard, 1752–1834, French inventor} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jacquard weaving — makes possible in almost any loom the programmed raising of each warp thread independently of the others. This brings much greater versatility to the weaving process, and offers the highest level of warp yarn control. This mechanism is probably… …   Wikipedia

  • Jacquard —    Jacquard is the name of an elaborate woven design found in tablecloth damask, bedspreads, and brocades. The weave gets its name from the Jacquard loom, on which flower designs or even pictures of men and women can be woven. The name Jacquard… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Jacquard — Jac*quard , a. Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, who died in 1834. [1913 Webster] {Jacquard apparatus} or {Jacquard arrangement}, a device applied to looms for weaving figured goods, consisting of mechanism controlled …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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