Definition of piecer in English:


Syllabification: piec·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpēsər


1A person who patches or creates a garment or other item from pieces of fabric.
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  • He was responsible for disciplining and paying the piecers on a time rate, so he stood to gain from the increased pace of work.
  • I'm not a piecer, but that doesn't mean I don't piece… I do.
  • The two assigned numbers may be divided between a piecer and a quilter or awarded to individuals within a group as determined by that group.
1.1 historical A child employed in a spinning mill to join the ends of broken threads.
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  • The number of cardings a piecer has through his fingers in a day is very great; each piecing requires three or four rubs, over a space of three or four inches.
  • At the age of six I became a piecer. I regularly worked at the weaving machine till I could hardly get home.
  • At the age of six I became a piecer. In the spring of 1840, I began to feel some painful symptoms in my right wrist, arising from the general weakness of my joints, brought on in the factories.

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