WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ca•hier  (ka yā, kä-; Fr. ka),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -hiers 
    (-yāz; Fr. -yā).USA pronunciation 
  1. [Bookbinding.]a number of sheets of paper or leaves of a book placed together, as for binding.
  2. a report of the proceedings of any body:A cahier of the committee was presented to the legislature.
  3. Foreign Terms(italics) [French.]
    • notebook;
      exercise book;
    • paperback book.
  • French; Middle French quaer gathering (of sheets of a book); see quire
  • 1835–45

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