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 for 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.
     [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
     Jacquard loom, a loom with Jacquard apparatus.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Jacquard loom
      n 1: 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]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Jacquard loom
      /zhah-kar'/ A mechanical loom, invented by
     Joseph-Marie Jacquard in 1801, which used the holes punched
     in pasteboard punch cards (which see) to control the weaving
     of patterns in fabric.  It was the first machine to use punch
     cards, although it did no computation based on them.

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