Meaning of kier in English:


Pronunciation /kɪə/


  • A vat.

    ‘An apparatus for wet-treating, particularly for dyeing, a fabric in the form of a continuous circulating rope of cloth, comprising a kier for taking up a continuous circulating rope of considerable length.’
    • ‘This has been done for example with the warm rinse water in a kier being used to make up the next scour liquor, producing savings on one site of more than 10% in energy.’


Late 16th century from Old Norse ker ‘container, tub’.