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English definition of “pier”

pier

noun [C] uk   /pɪər/ us    /pɪr/

pier noun [C] (PLATFORM)

a long structure sticking out from the land over the sea, where people can walk or large boats can be tied, sometimes with restaurants and places of entertainment on itPorts and docks a low structure built at the edge of water, used especially for getting into and out of boatsBridgesPorts and docks

pier noun [C] (COLUMN)

specialized architecture a strong thick column used to support a wall, roof, or other structurePhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
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