Piecework
Piecework Piece"work`, n. Work done by the piece or job; work paid for at a rate based on the amount of work done, rather than on the time employed. [1913 Webster]

The reaping was piecework, at so much per acre. --R. Jefferies. [1913 Webster]


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  • piecework — UK US /ˈpiːswɜːk/ noun [U] HR ► work that is paid at a fixed rate based on the amount done rather than the time it takes to do the job: »She spent a month doing piecework in a shoe factory. »The consultant was paid on a piecework basis.… …   Financial and business terms

  • piecework — piece·work / pēs ˌwərk/ n: work done by the piece and paid for at a set rate per unit Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • piecework — (n.) also piece work, 1540s, from PIECE (Cf. piece) (n.) + WORK (Cf. work) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • piecework — ► NOUN ▪ work paid for according to the amount produced …   English terms dictionary

  • piecework — [pēs′wʉrk΄] n. work paid for at a fixed rate (piece rate) per piece of work done pieceworker n …   English World dictionary

  • piecework — n. to do piecework * * * to do piecework …   Combinatory dictionary

  • piecework — [[t]pi͟ːswɜː(r)k[/t]] also piece work N UNCOUNT If you do piecework, you are paid according to the amount of work that you do rather than the length of time that you work. All my men are on piece work... The tobacco workers were paid on a… …   English dictionary

  • piecework — {n.} Work paid for in accordance with the quantity produced. * /Al prefers working on a piecework basis to being on a regular salary because he feels he makes more that way./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • piecework — {n.} Work paid for in accordance with the quantity produced. * /Al prefers working on a piecework basis to being on a regular salary because he feels he makes more that way./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • piecework — piece|work [ˈpi:swə:k US wə:rk] n [U] work for which you are paid according to the number of things you produce rather than the number of hours that you spend working ▪ bargaining over piecework rates …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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