American English

Definition of patchwork noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a type of needlework in which small pieces of cloth of different colors or designs are sewn together a patchwork quilt compare crazy quilt
  2. 2[singular] a thing that is made up of many different pieces or parts a patchwork of different styles and cultures From the plane, the landscape was just a patchwork of fields.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: patchwork