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Definition of "pier" []

  • A platform extending from a shore over water and supported by piles or pillars, used to secure, protect, and provide access to ships or boats. (noun)
  • Such a structure used predominantly for entertainment. (noun)
  • A supporting structure at the junction of connecting spans of a bridge. (noun)
  • Architecture Any of various vertical supporting structures, especially: (noun)
  • Architecture A pillar, generally rectangular in cross section, supporting an arch or roof. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pier" in a sentence
  • "Nice fish bud, the pier is a little small though ..."
  • "Just a few hundred feet from the pier is the building that stood in as the bar where Eko went all Jason Vorhees."
  • "The land in front of the pier is almost dry and you could easily drive a couple of trucks there."