pier Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pier" in British English

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piernoun [C]

uk   /pɪər/  us   /pɪr/

pier noun [C] (PLATFORM)

a ​longstructuresticking out from the ​land over the ​sea, where ​people can ​walk or ​largeboats can be ​tied, sometimes with ​restaurants and ​places of ​entertainment on it a ​lowstructurebuilt at the ​edge of ​water, used ​especially for getting into and out of ​boats

pier noun [C] (COLUMN)

specialized architecture a ​strongthickcolumn used to ​support a ​wall, ​roof, or other ​structure
(Definition of pier from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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piernoun [C]

 us   /pɪər/

pier noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

a ​structurebuilt out over the ​water on ​posts, along which ​boats can ​land: a ​fishing pier

pier noun [C] (COLUMN)

a ​thick, ​strongcolumn used to ​support a ​structure such as a ​bridge
(Definition of pier from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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