tierce
/tears/, n.
1. an old measure of capacity equivalent to one third of a pipe, or 42 wine gallons.
2. a cask or vessel holding this quantity.
3. Also, terce. Eccles. the third of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, originally fixed for the third hour of the day (or 9 A.M.).
4. Fencing. the third of eight defensive positions.
5. Piquet. a sequence of three cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, and queen (tierce major), or a king, queen, and jack (tierce minor).
6. Obs. a third or third part.
[1325-75; ME < MF, fem. of tiers < L tertius THIRD]

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