A fine smooth-faced woolen cloth for menâ€™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. (noun)
Examples of word broadcloth
"Yes, yes," but the judge was unkind enough to refuse, and thereby deprived us of seeing a fellow in broadcloth gored because he thought he could kill a toro.
As they trample on nationalities to reproduce London and Londoners in Europe and Asia, so they fear the hostility of ideas, of poetry, of religion, -- ghosts which they cannot lay; -- and, having attempted to domesticate and dress the Blessed Soul itself in English broadcloth and gaiters, they are tormented with fear that herein lurks a force that will sweep their system away.
Indian woman, in beaded leggings, moccasins, "short skirt," and a blue "broadcloth" folded about her shoulders.
She folded her "broadcloth" about her, filled her small carved pipe and sat for many hours smoking silently, silently, silently.
And presently Lydia found herself shaking hands with the elder chief, speaker of the council, who spoke English rather well, and with a little dark woman folded within a "broadcloth" and wearing the leggings, moccasins and short dress of her people.