pocket piece



(in a window frame) a removable part of a pulley stile permitting access to sash weights.

Origin of pocket piece

First recorded in 1700–10
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Historical Examples of pocket piece

  • She says that she has a "pocket-piece" for each one of her most intimate friends in New York.

    The Lightning Conductor

    C. N. Williamson

  • It was a Mexican dollar, dated the year of his birth, and he had for years carried it as a pocket-piece.

  • It had been only a bauble, a pocket-piece acquired he knew not when or how; now he knew it for the badge of his calling.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives

  • His hand wandered to his pocket, where lay the one wax wafer he had kept as a pocket-piece.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives