Definition of bier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪr//
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a frame on which the dead body or the coffin is placed or carried at a funeral See related entries: Death Word Origin Old English bēr, of Germanic origin; related to German Bahre, also to the verb bear.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bier