- consisting of two tiers, floors, levels, or the like: a two-tier wedding cake.
- consisting of two separate price structures, sets of regulations, etc.: a two-tier fare system for subways and buses.
Origin of two-tier
First recorded in 1970–75
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The term “dinner-wagon,” originally a movable table to hold dishes, is now used of a two-tier sideboard.
- involving or comprising two levels of structure, policy, etc
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