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set piece

[ set-pees ]
/ ˈsɛt ˌpis /
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noun

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Origin of set piece

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for set piece

set piece

noun

a work of literature, music, etc, often having a conventional or prescribed theme, intended to create an impressive effect
a piece of scenery built to stand independently as part of a stage set
a display of fireworks
sport a rehearsed team manoeuvre, usually attempted in continuous games at a restart of play, esp when the other side has been penalized for improper play
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