Definition of BIER

a boxlike container for holding a dead body <lifted the bier from its stand and placed it in the hearse for its final journey>
Related Words charnel (also charnel house), crypt, sepulchre (or sepulcher), sepulture, tomb, vault; urn; body bag

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