Tiers of a cable
Tier Tier, n. [Perhaps fr. OF. tire, F. tire; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. ziar[=i] ornament, G. zier, AS. t[=i]r glory, ti['e]r 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. [1913 Webster]

{Tiers of a cable}, the ranges of fakes, or windings, of a cable, laid one within another when coiled. [1913 Webster]


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