bier definition

  • noun:
    • A stand which a corpse or a coffin containing a corpse is positioned before burial.
    • A coffin and its stand: adopted the bier toward cemetery.
    • a litter to transport the corpse of a dead person
    • a platform or stand where a body or coffin is put
    • A count of forty threads when you look at the warp or string of woollen fabric.
    • A handbarrow or portable frame where a corpse is put or borne toward grave.
    • A count of forty threads in the warp or string of woolen fabric.
    • A frame, typically of timber, where to carry a lot; a barrow; a litter; a stretcher.
    • especially A framework upon which a corpse, or the coffin containing it, is set before burial; in addition, one where it's held towards the grave yourself.
    • A count of forty threads in warp or string of woolen fabric. Imp. Dict.
    • a coffin with its stand
    • a stand to guide a corpse or a coffin ahead of burial
    • A stand which a corpse or a coffin containing a corpse is placed before burial.
    • A coffin with its stand: followed the bier towards cemetery.
    • a litter to transport the corpse of a dead individual
    • a platform or stand in which a body or coffin is placed
    • A count of forty threads when you look at the warp or sequence of woollen fabric.
    • A handbarrow or portable frame where a corpse is placed or borne into grave.
    • A count of forty threads in the warp or string of woolen fabric.
    • A-frame, generally of lumber, by which to hold a lot; a barrow; a litter; a stretcher.
    • exclusively A framework by which a corpse, and/or coffin containing it, is set before burial; also, one where its held into the grave manually.
    • A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woolen fabric. Imp. Dict.
    • a coffin alongside its stand
    • a stand to guide a corpse or a coffin prior to burial

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