Definition of kier in English:

kier

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Pronunciation: /kɪə
 
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noun

  • A vat.
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    • 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.

Origin

late 16th century: from Old Norse ker 'container, tub'.

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