kier

kier

[keer]
noun
a large vat in which fibers, yarns, or fabrics are boiled, bleached, or dyed.
Also, keir.


Origin:
1565–75; < Old Norse ker vessel, vat

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kier (kɪə)
 
n
a vat in which cloth is bleached
 
[C16: from Old Norse ker tub; related to Old High German kar]

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