Bier - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪr|  American pronunciation of the word bier
Brit.  |bɪə|  British pronunciation of the word bier

noun

- a coffin along with its stand

we followed the bier to the graveyard

- a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial

Examples

...lifted the bier from its stand and placed it in the hearse for its final journey...

Following the bier, they sang a sad and solemn melody.

we followed the bier to the graveyard

lay a wreath on murdered Lincoln's bier

Word forms

noun
singular: bier
plural: biers
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