One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A sample of cloth, wallpaper, colour, etc., fixed to a card.
2Weaving. Each of the perforated cards which encode the pattern in a jacquard loom or a knitting machine.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), natural philosopher, writer, and revolutionary politician in America. From pattern + card.
pattern card/ˈpatn kɑːd/
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