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Definition of "piecework" [piece•work]

  • Work paid for according to the number of units turned out. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "piecework" in a sentence
  • "She did what they called 'piecework' and would sew up these dresses for a penny each."
  • "In piecework, which is what most of us do, the case is none the less plain for being even less material."
  • "The courts and legislatures acknowledge this, that modern "piecework" medicine is nearly impossible to account for by reason of its complexity."