goods, especially fabrics, sold at retail by linear measure.
goods, esp fabrics, made in standard widths and lengths Also called yard goods
[pees-meel] /ˈpisˌmil/ adverb 1. piece by piece; one piece at a time; gradually: to work piecemeal. 2. into pieces or fragments: to tear a letter piecemeal. adjective 3. done piecemeal. /ˈpiːsˌmiːl/ adverb 1. by degrees; bit by bit; gradually 2. in or into pieces or piece from piece: to tear something piecemeal adjective 3. fragmentary […]
- Piece of calico
noun phrase A woman [first form 1880+, variant 1751+; piece meant ”woman” as long ago as the 1400s]
- Piece of change
noun phrase (Variations: hunk may replace piece; jack may replace change) Money, esp a large amount: which would come to quite a piece of change (1914+) A sum of money, especially a considerable amount, as in That car is worth a piece of change. [ ; early 1900s ]
noun 1. (def 4). noun (pl) pieces of eight 1. a former Spanish coin worth eight reals; peso