Bier (?), n. [OE. baee, beere, AS. br, bre; akin to D. baar, OHG. bara, G. bahre, Icel barar, D baare, L. feretrum, Gr. , from the same bear to produce. See 1st Bear, and cf. Barrow.]
A handbarrow or portable frame on which a corpse is placed or borne to the grave.
A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woolen cloth.
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