a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial
a coffin along with its stand
- "we followed the bier to the graveyard"
a support for two adjacent bridge spans
(architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)
a landing built out into the water
one of two or more layers one atop another:
- ""tier upon tier of huge casks""
- "a three-tier wedding cake"
- lager [ geologi ]