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noun [C] (PLATFORM)    /pɪər/ US  /pɪr/
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 boats BridgesPorts and docks
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