piece goods
noun plural Date: 1665 cloth fabrics sold from the bolt at retail in lengths specified by the customer — called also yard goods

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  • Piece goods — Piece Piece, n. [OE. pece, F. pi[ e]ce, LL. pecia, petia, petium, probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. peth a thing, a part, portion, a little, Armor. pez, Gael. & Ir. cuid part, share. Cf. {Petty}.] 1. A fragment or part of anything separated from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piece goods — ➔ goods * * * piece goods UK US noun [plural] COMMERCE, ► pieces of cloth such as curtains, etc. that are produced and sold in standard sizes: »cotton and silk piece goods …   Financial and business terms

  • piece goods — piece′ goods n. pl. tex goods, esp. fabrics, sold at retail by linear measure Also called yard goods • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • piece goods — pl.n. YARD GOODS …   English World dictionary

  • piece goods — noun merchandise in the form of fabrics sold by the yard • Syn: ↑yard goods • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑merchandise, ↑ware, ↑product * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • piece goods — goods, esp. fabrics, sold at retail by linear measure. Also called yard goods. [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • piece goods — /ˈpis gʊdz/ (say pees goodz) plural noun goods or fabrics woven in lengths suitable for retail sale by the usual linear measure …   Australian English dictionary

  • piece goods — plural noun fabrics woven in standard lengths for sale …   English new terms dictionary

  • piece-goods — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piece — Piece, n. [OE. pece, F. pi[ e]ce, LL. pecia, petia, petium, probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. peth a thing, a part, portion, a little, Armor. pez, Gael. & Ir. cuid part, share. Cf. {Petty}.] 1. A fragment or part of anything separated from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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