\-▐klóth\ n (15c) (1) Originally, a silk shirting fabric so named because it was woven in widths exceeding the usual 29 in. (2) A tightly woven, lustrous cotton or polyester/cotton blend fabric in a plain weave with a crosswise rib. It resembles poplin, but the rib is finer, and broadcloth always has more picks that poplin. The finest qualities are made with combed pima or Egyptian cotton. (3) A smooth, rich-looking, woolen fabric with a napped face and a twill back. Better grades have a glossy, velvety hand. (Vincenti R (ed) (1994) Elsevier’s textile dictionary. Elsevier Science and Technology Books, New York).