Bier



a frame or stand on which a corpse or the coffin containing it is laid before burial.
such a stand together with the corpse or coffin.
Contemporary Examples

In New Brothers Grimm ‘Snow White’, The Prince Doesn’t Save Her The Brothers Grimm November 29, 2014

Historical Examples

Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles
Ben Comee M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
The Complete Opera Book Gustav Kobb
The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead James George Frazer
Anna Seward Stapleton Martin
Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
The Jessica Letters: An Editor’s Romance Paul Elmer More
The Marble Faun, Volume I. Nathaniel Hawthorne

noun
a platform or stand on which a corpse or a coffin containing a corpse rests before burial
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