Part of speech: noun

A fabric made of pieces stitched together, as for quilts, etc.; pieced work.

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Usage examples "patchwork":

  1. Rising from the bed, he fell on his knees and pressed his quivering face to the patchwork quilt. - "The Ancient Law", Ellen Glasgow.
  2. The variety and excellence of these patchwork pictures are surprising. - "What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes", Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
  3. Marilla had sent a big box of preserves, and darkly hinted at a hamper for Thanksgiving, and Mrs. Lynde gave Anne a patchwork quilt and loaned her five more. - "Anne Of The Island", Lucy Maud Montgomery.