What does the word tier mean?

Usage examples for tier

  1. In the dream were Nile cities, with crowding houses whose walls were heightened by tier upon tier of rose- and- white pots, moulded in with honey- coloured mud. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  2. Then she sprang to tier feet and almost ran out of the little park, nearly to the edge of the canal. – Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  3. Our officers were put into the cable tier, with the crew, and a guard placed at the hatchway to prevent more than two going on deck at a time. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge