jacquard loom


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jacquard \Jac*quard"\, a.
   Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French
   mechanician, who died in 1834.
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   Jacquard apparatus or Jacquard 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.

   Jacquard loom, a loom with Jacquard apparatus.
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