Definitions for: Jacquard


[n] French inventor of the Jacquard loom that could automatically weave complicated patterns (1752-1834)



Webster (1913) Definition: Jac*quard", a.
Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French
mechanician, who died in 1834.

Jacquard apparatus or arrangement, a device applied to
looms for weaving figured goods, consisting of mechanism
controlled by a chain of variously perforated cards, which
cause the warp threads to be lifted in the proper
succession for producing the required figure.

Jacquard card, one of the perforated cards of a Jacquard
apparatus.

Jackquard loom, a loom with Jacquard apparatus.

Synonyms: Joseph M. Jacquard, Joseph Marie Jacquard

See Also: artificer, discoverer, inventor


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