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Definition of "broadcloth" [broad•cloth]

  • A densely textured woolen cloth with a plain or twill weave and a lustrous finish. (noun)
  • A closely woven silk, cotton, or synthetic fabric with a narrow crosswise rib. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "broadcloth" in a sentence
  • ""Yes, yes," but the judge was unkind enough to refuse, and thereby deprived us of seeing a fellow in broadcloth gored because he thought he could kill a toro."
  • "As they trample on nationalities to reproduce London and Londoners in Europe and Asia, so they fear the hostility of ideas, of poetry, of religion, -- ghosts which they cannot lay; -- and, having attempted to domesticate and dress the Blessed Soul itself in English broadcloth and gaiters, they are tormented with fear that herein lurks a force that will sweep their system away."
  • "Indian woman, in beaded leggings, moccasins, "short skirt," and a blue "broadcloth" folded about her shoulders."