Meaning of PIER in English

PIER

[pier] n [ME per, fr. OE, fr. ML pera] (12c) 1: an intermediate support for the adjacent ends of two bridge spans

2: a structure (as a breakwater) extending into navigable water for use as a landing place or promenade or to protect or form a harbor

3: a vertical structural support: as a: the wall between two openings b: pillar, pilaster c: a vertical member that supports the end of an arch or lintel d: an auxiliary mass of masonry used to stiffen a wall

4: a structural mount (as for a telescope) usu. of stonework, concrete, or steel

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