Ti"er (?), n.

One who, or that which, ties.


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Ti"er, n. [See Tire a headdress.]

A chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore.

[Written also tire.]


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Tier (?), n. [Perhaps fr. OF. tire, F. tire; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. ziari ornament, G. zier, AS. tir glory, ti'er row, rank. But cf. also F. tirer to draw, pull; of Teutonic origin. Cf. Attire, v. t., Tire a headdress, but also Tirade.]

A row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one above, or higher than, another; as, a tier of seats in a theater.

Tiers of a cable, the ranges of fakes, or windings, of a cable, laid one within another when coiled.


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