Meaning of PIER in English

PIER

/ pɪə(r); NAmE pɪr/ noun

1.

a long structure built in the sea and joined to the land at one end, often with places of entertainment on it

2.

a long low structure built in a lake, river or the sea and joined to the land at one end, used by boats to allow passengers to get on and off

SYN landing stage

3.

( technical ) a large strong piece of wood, metal or stone that is used to support a roof, wall, bridge, etc.

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from medieval Latin pera , of unknown origin.

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