Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made in or consisting of two parts or pieces.
  • noun A garment, such as a swimsuit, consisting of two parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective comprising two pieces
  • noun A garment consisting of two separate parts; especially such a swimsuit

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of clothing) made in or consisting of two parts or pieces
  • noun a woman's very brief bathing suit
  • noun a business suit consisting of a matching jacket and skirt or trousers

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Examples

  • "We call it two-piece and fries, the bikini and the bras," said Stephen Derek, a traditional costume maker, referring to the skimpy costumes that have become a staple of the new bands.

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  • Yet in some countries women are not able to purchase, let alone wear, the two-piece swimsuit.

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  • His compatriot Louis Réard, then also at work on a two-piece swimsuit, boasted that his own creation, even smaller, would “split the Atom” to become the first “sub-anatomical” bathing outfit.

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  • His compatriot Louis Réard, then also at work on a two-piece swimsuit, boasted that his own creation, even smaller, would “split the Atom” to become the first “sub-anatomical” bathing outfit.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Yet in some countries women are not able to purchase, let alone wear, the two-piece swimsuit.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Still, some European ladies began to wear the skimpy two-piece suits.

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  • But instead of naming his suit for a discovery in physics, Réard focused instead on the idea that a woman in his two-piece would herself be a metaphorical bomb, one that could yield an unprecedented, explosive reaction.

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  • But instead of naming his suit for a discovery in physics, Réard focused instead on the idea that a woman in his two-piece would herself be a metaphorical bomb, one that could yield an unprecedented, explosive reaction.

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  • Still, some European ladies began to wear the skimpy two-piece suits.

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  • And yes, Lakshmi reveals one challenge while sporting a two-piece — the foodie equivalent of Princess Leia's gold bikini from The Empire Strikes Back.

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