piecework

noun piece·work \ ˈpēs-ˌwərk \

Definition of piecework

:work done by the piece and paid for at a set rate per unit

pieceworker

play \ˈpēs-ˌwər-kər\ noun

Examples of piecework in a Sentence

  1. doing piecework in a factory

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First Known Use of piecework

1549


PIECEWORK Defined for English Language Learners

piecework

noun

Definition of piecework for English Language Learners

  • : work in which you are paid for each thing you make or do and not for the amount of time you work


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piecework

noun piece·work \ ˈpēs-ˌwərk \

legal Definition of piecework

:work done by the piece and paid for at a set rate per unit

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