Definitions of broadcloth

  1. A fine smooth-faced woolen cloth for men's garments, usually of double width (i.e., a yard and a half); - so called in distinction from woolens three quarters of a yard wide. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A fine woolen cloth with a smooth finished surface, usually of double width. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A wide woollen cloth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. A fine quality of black cloth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A fine broad woollen cloth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Fine woollen cloth double the usual width. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for broadcloth

  1. The heavy door swung back, and a dignified elderly gentleman, in black broadcloth and silk stockings, stood gazing at the intruder. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  2. This is the law, and the church folds its plump hands over its broadcloth waistcoat and makes no protest! – In Times Like These by Nellie L. McClung