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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cahier \Ca`hier"\ (k[.a]`y[asl]" or k[.a]`h[=e]r), n. [F., fr. OF. cayer, fr. LL. quaternum. See Quire of paper. The sheets of manuscript were folded into parts.] 1. A number of sheets of paper put loosely together; esp. one of the successive portions of a work printed in numbers. [1913 Webster] 2. A memorial of a body; a report of legislative proceedings, etc. [1913 Webster]