English version

bier

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Death
bierbier /bɪə $ bɪr/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 MXa frame like a table, on which a dead body or coffin is placed
Examples from the Corpus
bierThis was a bier, he said.An archbishop presided at her requiem and her bier was carried through the city by leading members of the civil authorities.We removed the harness from the horse and made a rough bier for the King's corpse.Even the female mourners, who followed the bier, were few in number and boringly subdued.Without showing any sign of emotion he stood for a while at the head of the bier.She made an effort to compose her mind to do just that, and kept her eyes firmly on the bier.
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