Tier(?), n. [Perhaps fr. OF. tire, F. tire; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. ziar ornament, G. zier, AS. tr glory, tir row, rank. But cf. also F. tirer to draw, pull; of Teutonic origin. Cf. Attire, v. t., Tire a headdress, but also Tirade.] A row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one above, or higher than, another; as, a tier of seats in a theater.
Tiers of a cable, the ranges of fakes, or windings, of a cable, laid one within another when coiled.
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