Definition of kier in English:

kier

noun

  • A vat.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

kier

/kɪə/