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piecer

[pee-ser] /ˈpi sər/
noun
1.
a person whose occupation is the joining together of pieces or threads, as in textile work.
Origin of piecer
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; piece + -er1
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  • He had been advanced in the factory from a ‘piecer’ to the spinning-jenny.

    Zigzag Journeys in Europe Hezekiah Butterworth
  • After serving a number of years as a piecer, he was promoted to be a spinner.

  • He is a born teller of stories and piecer together of circumstances that fit so closely that it is difficult to see the joints.

    The Daffodil Mystery

    Edgar Wallace
  • Dr. Livingstone attained his celebrity from being a piecer in a factory.

    'I Believe' and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • At the age of ten Livingstone was sent to work in a cotton factory near Glasgow as a “piecer.”

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
British Dictionary definitions for piecer

piecer

/ˈpiːsə/
noun
1.
(textiles) a person who mends, repairs, or joins something, esp broken threads on a loom
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