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jaconet Tweet Definition of jaconet Like Definition of jaconet on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of cotton cloth, especially as dyed and waterproofed.
    • 1979: It really was beautifully executed, more like a forgery than a copy, for the copyist had laid it down on a backing and had even added a cachet de vente, a couple of collectors' marks and a museum reference numer. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, After You with the Pistol (Penguin 2001, p. 321)
jacquard Tweet Definition of jacquard Like Definition of jacquard on Facebook
noun
  1. Fabric woven on a jacquard loom.
  2. Fabric resembling a jacquard, but woven by a different process.
  3. A jacquard loom.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to a jacquard loom or the fabric it creates.
The White house has jacquard drapes in the East Room.
Jean Tweet Definition of Jean Like Definition of Jean on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) Hypocoristics: Jeanie, Jeannie.
Jenny Tweet Definition of Jenny Like Definition of Jenny on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), a diminutive of Jane and Jennifer.
Jersey Tweet Definition of Jersey Like Definition of Jersey on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel between France and Great Britain.
  2. A type of cow from Jersey.
  3. (colloquial) New Jersey.
jig Tweet Definition of jig Like Definition of jig on Facebook
noun
  1. A light, brisk musical movement; a gigue.
  2. (context, fishing) A type of lure consisting of a hook molded into a weight, usually with a bright or colorful body.
  3. A device in manufacturing, woodworking, or other creative endeavors for controlling the location, path of movement, or both of either a workpiece or the tool that is operating upon it. Subsets of this general class include machining jigs, woodworking jigs, welders' jigs, jewelers' jigs, and many others.
Cutting circles out of pinewood is best done with a compass-style jig.
verb (jig, g, ed)
  1. To move briskly, especially as a dance.
  2. (context, fishing) To fish with a jig.

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