from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Fabrics made and sold in standard lengths. Also called yard goods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. goods usually sold by pieces or fixed portions, as shirtings, calicoes, sheetings, and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. All kinds of cotton, linen, silk, or wool fabrics which are woven in lengths suitable for retail sale by the usual linear measure, as calicoes, shirtings, sheetings, mulls, jaconets, and long cloths.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. merchandise in the form of fabrics sold by the yard
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