or keir



a large vat in which fibers, yarns, or fabrics are boiled, bleached, or dyed.

Origin of kier

First recorded in 1565–75, kier is from the Old Norse word ker vessel, vat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a vat in which cloth is bleached

Word Origin for kier

C16: from Old Norse ker tub; related to Old High German kar
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