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Pier meaning

pier - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two openings.
  2. 2. Any additional or auxiliary mass of masonry used to stiffen a wall. See Buttress.
  3. 3. A projecting wharf or landing place.
  4. 4. Mass of stone- work supporting an arch, & c.; quay.

pier - examples of usage

  1. It happened at Donaghadee, where a pier was in course of building. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. When you were on the pier, this morning your eyes were just as wide open as anybody's. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. The sea is rough to- night, but I hope to get down the Pier to- morrow morning. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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