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tier2 one who ties.
tierce formerly, a unit of capacity equal to one third of a pipe or forty-two gallons. [4 definitions]
tiercel variant of tercel.
tie rod an iron rod that acts as a structural connector in a building to counteract tensile stress. [2 definitions]
tie tack a short straight pin with an ornamental head, used to hold the free ends of a necktie to a shirt front.
tie-up a temporary stoppage, as of traffic, service, or production, caused by some obstruction, accident, breakdown, or the like.
tie up to tie someone with something like a rope to prevent that person from moving. [2 definitions]
tiff a minor disagreement or petty quarrel.
tiffany a thin silk or cotton muslin gauze.
tiger a large flesh-eating Asian mammal of the cat family that has a distinctive tawny coat marked by black stripes. [3 definitions]
tiger beetle any of numerous usu. bright-colored active beetles that prey on other insects.
tiger cat any of several small wild cats, such as the ocelot, that resemble the tiger in color or ferocity. [2 definitions]
tiger lily an Asian lily that has large orange petals spotted with black and curved back toward the stem, or any of various similarly colored lilies.
tiger moth any of numerous moths that are often brightly colored and have conspicuous stripes or spots on their wings, and whose larvae have woolly coats.
tiger's-eye a semiprecious, golden brown gemstone of changeable luster, composed of quartz tinted by iron oxide, used for jewelry.
-tight impenetrable by.
tight securely fastened, shut, or fixed in place. [11 definitions]
tighten to make or become tight, tighter, more constricted, or the like.
tight end a player in football who is stationed close to and outside the tackle on the offense.
tightfisted excessively frugal; stingy.
tightfitting that fits very tightly.