Pronunciation: (brôd'klôth", -kloth"), [key]
1. a closely woven dress-goods fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or a mixture of these fibers, having a soft, mercerized finish and resembling poplin.
2. a woolen or worsted fabric constructed in a plain or twill weave, having a compact texture and lustrous finish.
3. any fabric woven on a wide loom.
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