piece goods

plural noun

: cloth fabrics sold from the bolt at retail in lengths specified by the customer

called also yard goods

Examples of piece goods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Children who are eligible will receive a $200 benefit each to buy school clothing or piece goods to sew clothing. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022 Pieces range from simple hair pins to ornamental combs with even-finer detailing, and shopkeepers will explain what hair type each piece best suits. Cnt Editors, CNT, 12 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piece goods was in 1649

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Cite this Entry

“Piece goods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piece%20goods. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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