Piece"meal` (?), adv. [OE. pecemele; pece a piece + AS. mlum, dat. pl. of ml part. See Meal a portion.]

1.

In pieces; in parts or fragments.

"On which it piecemeal brake."

Chapman.

The beasts will tear thee piecemeal. Tennyson.

2.

Piece by piece; by little and little in succession.

Piecemeal they win, this acre first, than that. Pope.

 

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Piece"meal`, a.

Made up of parts or pieces; single; separate.

"These piecemeal guilts."

Gov. of Tongue.

 

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Piece"meal`, n.

A fragment; a scrap.

R. Vaughan.

 

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