- goods, especially fabrics, sold at retail by linear measure.
Origin of piece goods
First recorded in 1655–65
Also called yard goods.
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Examples from the Web for piece goods
It means sixty crores of rupees annually paid by us for piece-goods.The Wheel of Fortune
The imports are European piece-goods, hardware of all sorts and spices.
The greater part of the cotton is made up into piece-goods for making garments and padding the native winter clothes.Corea or Cho-sen
A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
The purchase by these bills they entirely divert from raw silk, and order to be laid out wholly in piece-goods.
The custom is computed on an average of what was paid on piece-goods and raw silk of said imports, adding additional imposts.
- goods, esp fabrics, made in standard widths and lengthsAlso called: yard goods
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