bier

Bier \Bier\, n. [OE. b[ae]e, beere, AS. b?r, b?re; akin to D. baar, OHG. b[=a]ra, G. bahre, Icel barar, D? baare, 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Weaving) A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woolen cloth. --Knight. [1913 Webster]