piece goods

plural noun

Definition of piece goods

: 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 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, "What to Buy in Japan, According to 'Traveler' Editors," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of piece goods

1649, in the meaning defined above

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“Piece goods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piece%20goods. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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