Meaning of PIER in English
(BRIDGE) [noun] [C] - a long high structure, similar to a bridge, sticking out from the land into the sea, along which people can walk or to which large boats can be tied and which sometimes has restaurants or buildings with entertaining activitiesThe pier has cafés, restaurants, boutiques and an anglers' gallery.A pier can also be a smaller lower structure which is situated in a large river and used esp. for getting into and out of boats.There are daily summer sailings down the River Thames from Westminster Pier at 10.30 am and noon.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012