(noun) a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial


(noun) a coffin along with its stand; “we followed the bier to the graveyard”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



bier (plural biers)

A litter to transport the corpse of a dead person.

A platform or stand where a body or coffin is placed.

A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woollen cloth.


• Brie, brie

Source: Wiktionary

Bier, n. Etym: [OE. bæe, beere, AS. b, b; akin to D. baar, OHG. bara, G. bahre, Icel barar, Dbaare, L. feretrum, Gr. , from the same bear to produce. See 1st Bear, and cf. Barrow.]

1. A handbarrow or portable frame on which a corpse is placed or borne to the grave.

2. (Weaving)

Definition: A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woolen cloth. Knight.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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