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[wuhn-pees] /ˈwʌnˌpis/
complete in one piece, as a garment:
a one-piece snowsuit.
Also called one-piecer. a one-piece garment.
Origin of one-piece
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I look the way I used to in my homemade, one-piece dresses," she breathed.

    'Smiles' Eliot H. Robinson
  • Dudley peeled off the one-piece suit he had worn under the heating pads.

    Luna Escapade H. B. Fyfe
  • The "one-piece" house was an assured thing from that time on.

  • "And she bathes in one-piece, Continental bathing-suits," volunteered Waltheof.

    The Tigress Anne Warner
  • One's a hoop skirt with pantaloons; the other's a one-piece bathing-suit.

    This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • After their company disbanded, Williams went back to the one-piece act of vaudeville, but as a star in a white troupe.

    Half a Man Mary White Ovington
  • It was a one-piece frock of fine wisteria-colored broadcloth which her captain had designed and made.

  • Crank-shaft is one-piece forging, hollow bored, 21⁄2-inch diameter at main bearings.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • Another new note is the tunic grown into a garment reaching to the feet, a one-piece "princess" gown, with belt or girdle.

    Woman as Decoration

    Emily Burbank
British Dictionary definitions for one-piece


(of a garment, esp a bathing costume) made in one piece
a garment, esp a bathing costume, made in one piece
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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