piecing

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

piecing (plural piecings)

  1. A patch.
    • 1944, Clarice L. Scott, Make-overs from Coats and Suits
      When you're laying out the pattern, try to arrange it so piecings and repairs fall in a part of the garment where they won't show — in hems, facings, underarm in waist or sleeves.

Verb[edit]

piecing

  1. Present participle of piece.

References[edit]

  • Meaning "patch": 1949, John Dover Wilson (compiler), Life in Shakespeare's England. A Book of Elizabethan Prose, Cambridge at the University Press. 1st ed. 1911, 2nd ed. 1913, 8th reprint. In Glossary and Notes