Etymology
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broadcloth (n.)

also broad-cloth, "fine woolen cloth used in making men's garments," early 15c., from broad (adj.) + cloth (n.). So called from its width (usually 60 inches).

updated on August 07, 2017

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Definitions of broadcloth from WordNet

broadcloth (n.)
a densely textured woolen fabric with a lustrous finish;
broadcloth (n.)
a closely woven silk or synthetic fabric with a narrow crosswise rib;
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