- 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
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Examples from the Web for kier
Or I remember him yelling at Udo [Kier, who plays the film’s wedding planner], ‘More gay!Kirsten Dunst on 'Melancholia' and Lars von Trier
November 11, 2011
We're all great hands for injin bread here, 'specially Kier.
Lately, however, it has been maintained with conviction and ability by two Danish scholars, Schtte and Kier.Beowulf
R. W. Chambers
A chance glimpse of Kier's label, with its picture of an artesian well, supplied Bissell with his answer.The Age of Big Business
Burton J. Hendrick
Turkey Red Bleach— Rinse through water into a kier and boil for two hours.
The liquor ultimately finds its way to the bottom of the kier ready to be blown up again.
- a vat in which cloth is bleached
C16: from Old Norse ker tub; related to Old High German kar
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