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two-piece

[too-pees] /ˈtuˈpis/
adjective
1.
having or consisting of two parts or pieces, especially two matching pieces of a clothing ensemble:
a two-piece bathing suit.
noun
2.
Also, two-piecer. a two-piece garment.
Origin of two-piece
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • Toward the end of this period of large cap plates, manufacturers came out with two-piece ornaments.

    American Military Insignia 1800-1851 J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.
  • Especially is this the case in the two-piece or coat sleeve.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • two-piece suits and bikinis were still a long way in the future.

    A World Apart Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • two-piece walls, devised in 1902, deserve a word of description.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • Down the stony winding road saunters one of the natives in a two-piece suit.

    If You Don't Write Fiction Charles Phelps Cushing
British Dictionary definitions for two-piece

two-piece

adjective
1.
consisting of two separate parts, usually matching, as of a garment
noun
2.
such an outfit
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