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 for Jacquard
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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Jacquard
      n 1: French inventor of the Jacquard loom that could
           automatically weave complicated patterns (1752-1834) [syn:
           Jacquard, Joseph M. Jacquard, Joseph Marie Jacquard]
      2: a highly figured fabric woven on a Jacquard loom
      3: a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the
         passage of the shuttle between the warp threads; used in
         weaving figured fabrics [syn: Jacquard loom, Jacquard]

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