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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 it a low structure built at the edge of water, used especially for getting into and out of boats

pier noun [C] (COLUMN)

specialized architecture a strong thick column used to support a wall, roof, or other structure
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