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three-piece

[three-pees] /ˈθriˈpis/
adjective
1.
Clothing. consisting of three matching or harmonious pieces, as an ensemble of coat, skirt, and blouse for a woman or a suit of a jacket, vest, and pair of trousers for a man.
2.
having three parts.
noun
3.
a three-piece ensemble or suit.
Compare coordinate (def 7).
Origin of three-piece
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • The business suit or three-piece sack is made or marred by its cut alone.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • Besides the 12-foot rod, I had a 14-foot three-piece Castleconnell rod, an old friend.

  • The only way out, except for the born thrower, is the two- or three-piece vase.

  • Scene-shifters could not have been quicker with the three-piece rostrum, nor stewards with the harmonium.

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling
  • Write a letter telling of the new department and drawing special attention to your three-piece serge suit for $15.

    Business English Rose Buhlig
British Dictionary definitions for three-piece

three-piece

adjective
1.
having three pieces, esp (of a suit, suite, etc) consisting of three matching parts
noun
2.
a three-piece suite, suit, etc
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