heer

noun
\ ˈhi(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of heer 

: an old unit of yarn measure of about 600 yards or ¹/₂₄ of a spindle

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History and Etymology for heer

Middle English (Scots dialect) heir, hair, literally, hair

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