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

 tierce /ˈtɪrs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tier·cé a.  Her. Divided into three equal parts of three different tinctures; -- said of an escutcheon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tierce n.
 1. A cask whose content is one third of a pipe; that is, forty-two wine gallons; also, a liquid measure of forty-two wine, or thirty-five imperial, gallons.
 2. A cask larger than a barrel, and smaller than a hogshead or a puncheon, in which salt provisions, rice, etc., are packed for shipment.
 3. Mus. The third tone of the scale. See Mediant.
 4. A sequence of three playing cards of the same suit. Tierce of ace, king, queen, is called tierce-major.
 5. Fencing A position in thrusting or parrying in which the wrist and nails are turned downward.
 6. R. C. Ch. The third hour of the day, or nine a. m,; one of the canonical hours; also, the service appointed for that hour.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the third canonical hour; about 9 a.m. [syn: terce]
      2: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
         [syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, leash, troika,
          triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet,
          tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]
      3: one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains
         approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
         [syn: one-third, third]