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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bier /ˈbɪr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bier n.
 1. A handbarrow or portable frame on which a corpse is placed or borne to the grave.
 2. Weaving A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woolen cloth.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a coffin along with its stand; "we followed the bier to the
      2: a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the frame on which dead bodies were conveyed to the grave (Luke