from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A type of yarn, usually three-ply and having one thread looser than the others, that produces a rough-textured cloth.
- n. Fabric woven or knitted from this yarn.
French, from past participle of boucler, to curl, from Old French, from boucle, buckle, curl of hair; see buckle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)