Clothing. consisting of three matching or harmonious pieces, as an ensemble of coat, skirt, and blouse for a woman or a suit of a jacket, vest, and pair of trousers for a man.
having three parts.


a three-piece ensemble or suit.Compare coordinate(def 7).

Origin of three-piece

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for three-piece

Contemporary Examples of three-piece

Historical Examples of three-piece

  • Besides the 12-foot rod, I had a 14-foot three-piece Castleconnell rod, an old friend.

  • The business suit or three-piece sack is made or marred by its cut alone.


    Emily Post

  • Scene-shifters could not have been quicker with the three-piece rostrum, nor stewards with the harmonium.

  • The three-piece orchestra in the dance hall at the back was droning out a fox-trot.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass

    Thomas K. Holmes

  • I was going to give Klinger & Klein an order for some of their three-piece broadcloths, but I changed my mind.

    Abe and Mawruss

    Montague Glass

British Dictionary definitions for three-piece



having three pieces, esp (of a suit, suite, etc) consisting of three matching parts


a three-piece suite, suit, etc
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