[n] - a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads
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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
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in weaving, device incorporated in special looms to control individual warp yarns. It enabled looms to produce fabrics having intricate woven ... [5 related articles]
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(history) /zhah-kar'/ A mechanical loom, invented by Joseph-Marie Jacquard in 1801, which used the holes punched in pasteboard punch cards (which see) to control the weaving of patterns in fabric. It was the first machine to use punch cards, although it did no computation based on them. (http://his...
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The Jacquard loom is a mechanical loom, invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1801, that simplifies the process of manufacturing textiles with complex patterns such as brocade, damask and matelasse. The loom is controlled by punched cards with punched holes, each row of which corresponds to one row ...
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A jacquard-loom is a form of loom, the characteristic of which is a contrivance appended to it for weaving figured goods in various colours.
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The Jacquard loom is a mechanical loom, invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1801.
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