Pier

Definition of Pier

n.1.(Arch.) Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two openings.
2.A projecting wharf or landing place.
Abutment pier
the pier of a bridge next the shore; a pier which by its strength and stability resists the thrust of an arch.
Pier glass
a mirror, of high and narrow shape, to be put up between windows.
Pier table
a table made to stand between windows.

Related Words

abutment, anchorage, anchorage ground, arc-boutant, arcade, atlas, baluster, balustrade, banister, bank, base, basin, beam, berth, breakwater, bulkhead, bulwark, buttress, buttress pier, buttressing, caryatid, colonnade, colonnette, column, dado, die, dock, dockage, dockyard, dry dock, embankment, flying buttress, footstalk, groin, hanging buttress, harbor, harborage, haven, jack, jetty, jutty, landing, landing place, landing stage, levee, marina, mole, moorings, newel-post, pedestal, pedicel, peduncle, peristyle, pier buttress, pilaster, pile, piling, pillar, plinth, pole, port, portico, post, protected anchorage, quay, queen-post, rampart, retaining wall, road, roads, roadstead, seaport, seawall, shaft, shipyard, shoulder, slip, socle, staff, stalk, stanchion, stand, standard, stem, subbase, support, surbase, telamon, trunk, upright, wharf, wharfage
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