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