Meaning of PIER in English

PIER

■ noun

1》 a structure leading out to sea and used as a landing stage for boats or as a place of entertainment.

↘a breakwater or mole.

2》 Brit. a long, narrow structure projecting from an airport terminal and giving access to an aircraft.

3》 the pillar of an arch or one supporting a bridge.

↘a wall between windows or other adjacent openings.

Origin

ME: from med. L. pera , of unknown origin.

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