a person whose occupation is the joining together of pieces or threads, as in textile work.

Origin of piecer

First recorded in 1815–25; piece + -er1
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Historical Examples of piecer

  • He had been advanced in the factory from a ‘piecer’ to the spinning-jenny.

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  • 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.

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

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  • At the age of ten Livingstone was sent to work in a cotton factory near Glasgow as a “piecer.”


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British Dictionary definitions for piecer



textiles a person who mends, repairs, or joins something, esp broken threads on a loom
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