Meaning of PIER in English
/ pɪə(r); NAmE pɪr/ noun
a long structure built in the sea and joined to the land at one end, often with places of entertainment on it
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
( technical ) a large strong piece of wood, metal or stone that is used to support a roof, wall, bridge, etc.
For more information see the Cultural Guide
Middle English : from medieval Latin pera , of unknown origin.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005