Definition of broadcloth :
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.
fabric (part of speech: adjective)
denim, serge, silk, Acrilan, fleece, chintz, sateen, chenille, crinoline, cheesecloth, damask, challis, herringbone, lame, batik, net, worsted, percale, baize, rayon, tricot, grenadine, canvas, tweed, seersucker, horsehair, calico, gabardine, suede, felt, Orlon, burlap, brocade, Dacron, crepe, gossamer, sacking sailcloth, plaid, Jersey, muslin, tulle, longcloth, sharkskin, foulard, nylon, astrakhan, corduroy, cotton, flannel, velvet, fabric, tarpaulin, madras, satin, wool, linen, oilcloth, moleskin, duffel, cashmere, paisley, taffeta, alpaca, chiffon, cambric, quilting, gingham, twill, matting, velour, mohair, bunting, Celanese
- He was an extremely little man, dressed in the Sunday garb of a civilian- fustian breeches, moleskin waistcoat, and a frock of blue broadcloth, very shiny at the seams. - "Merry-Garden and Other Stories", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
- I can see Squire Meredith Schuyler now, the way he looked in that long overcoat made out o' dark green broadcloth with big brass buttons on it, ruffled shirt- bosom, high boots comin' 'way up to his knees, a broad- brimmed hat set back on his head and a ridin'- whip in his hand, and long leather gloves, and the hounds skulkin' along behind him. - "The Land of Long Ago", Eliza Calvert Hall.
- The father's coat was of black broadcloth, and he wore it unbuttoned; the skirts were long, and the sleeves came down to his knuckles; he shook hands with his guests, and the same dryness seemed to be in his palm and throat, as he huskily asked each to take a chair. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes", William Dean Howells.