jacquard means: Jacquard is a 19th-century apparatus and was named for its inventor Joseph-Marie Jacquard. Attached to a loom, it uses a punch card system. Each card is a line in the pattern. The holes allow threads through the hole or not. This allows for the creation of jacquard designs. This allowed more complex patterns to be made in both knitted and woven fabrics, at higher quantities and faster speeds. (in Fashion Dictionary)
What else does jacquard mean?
Fabric with intricately woven patterns. (in Merlin Dictionary)
Special looms or methods used in weaving figured fabrics. (in Merlin Dictionary)