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  1. the crust or shell of a pie.
  2. dough prepared with shortening for making the crust or shell of a pie; paste.
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Origin of piecrust

First recorded in 1575–85; pie1 + crust
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for piecrust

Historical Examples

  • Patches of softer "piecrust" were met but only lasted for two or three miles.

    The Home of the Blizzard

    Douglas Mawson

  • Cover with piecrust dough and bake in oven for about eighteen minutes.

  • She's stiff and hard and proud as piecrust, but I think she's right at bottom.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope

  • Next day the piecrust was so bad that, despite the lessened load, we only covered twelve miles.

  • On the 11th a good deal of "piecrust" cut down the day's march to eight and a half miles.