Tierce
Tierce Tierce, n. [F. tierce a third, from tiers, tierce, third, fr. L. tertius the third; akin to tres three. See {Third}, {Three}, and cf. {Terce}, {Tercet}, {Tertiary}.] 1. A cask whose content is one third of a pipe; that is, forty-two wine gallons; also, a liquid measure of forty-two wine, or thirty-five imperial, gallons. [1913 Webster]

2. A cask larger than a barrel, and smaller than a hogshead or a puncheon, in which salt provisions, rice, etc., are packed for shipment. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) The third tone of the scale. See {Mediant}. [1913 Webster]

4. A sequence of three playing cards of the same suit. Tierce of ace, king, queen, is called tierce-major. [1913 Webster]

5. (Fencing) A position in thrusting or parrying in which the wrist and nails are turned downward. [1913 Webster]

6. (R. C. Ch.) The third hour of the day, or nine a. m,; one of the canonical hours; also, the service appointed for that hour. [1913 Webster]


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  • tierce — [ tjɛrs ] n. f. • 1119; fém. subst. de tiers 1 ♦ Liturg. cathol. Petite heure de l office, qui se récite après prime à la troisième heure de la computation juive (vers 9 h). « Les carillons chantant les heures canoniales, les primes et les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tiercé — tierce [ tjɛrs ] n. f. • 1119; fém. subst. de tiers 1 ♦ Liturg. cathol. Petite heure de l office, qui se récite après prime à la troisième heure de la computation juive (vers 9 h). « Les carillons chantant les heures canoniales, les primes et les …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tierce — comes from the Latin word for third and can refer to: Tierce an old English unit of volume Tierce an organ stop, also known as a seventeenth Tierce (fencing) a fencing maneuvre Tierce (CMS) an open source content management system Tierce a… …   Wikipedia

  • Tiercé — The Town Hall …   Wikipedia

  • Tiercé — Tiercé …   Wikipedia Español

  • tiercé — tiercé, ée (tièr sé, sée) part. passé de tiercer. 1°   Haussé d un tiers, en parlant d un prix. Bail tiercé. 2°   Qui a reçu un troisième labour. Champ tiercé. 3°   Terme de blason. Se dit d un écu qui est divisé en trois parties. Tiercé en bande …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • tierce — (n.) old unit of measure equal to one third of a pipe (42 gallons), 1530s, from Anglo Fr. ters, O.Fr. tierce, from L. tertia, fem. of tertius a third, from root of tres three (see THREE (Cf. three)). Also used in Middle English for a third part… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tierce — (fr., spr. Tiers), 1) (Tertie), der 60. Theil einer Secunde; 2) dreitägiges Wechselfieber; 3) englisches Branntweinmaß zu 42 Gallons (à 4,543 Litres) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tierce — (spr. tīrß), engl. Flüssigkeitsmaß, 1/2 Puncheon oder 1/3 Pipe = 42 Gallonen: in England = 190,83 Lit., in den Vereinigten Staaten = 158,98 L., hier für Leinsaat 7 Bushels, für Fische 300 und für Salzfleisch 304 Pounds; in Dänemark (Tjerce) und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tierce — (spr. tihrß), engl. Flüssigkeitsmaß zu 42 Gallons = 190,83 l; Gewicht für gepökeltes Ochsenfleisch als Schiffsproviant zu 304 und 336 engl. Handelspfund …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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