piece goods


plural noun

goods, especially fabrics, sold at retail by linear measure.

Nearby words

  1. piebald,
  2. piebaldness,
  3. piece,
  4. piece by piece,
  5. piece de resistance,
  6. piece of ass,
  7. piece of business,
  8. piece of cake,
  9. piece of change,
  10. piece of eight

Origin of piece goods

First recorded in 1655–65

Also called yard goods.

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British Dictionary definitions for piece goods

piece goods

pl n

goods, esp fabrics, made in standard widths and lengthsAlso called: yard goods
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