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pier

  

      n  
1    a structure with a deck that is built out over water, and used as a landing place, promenade, etc.  
2    a pillar that bears heavy loads, esp. one of rectangular cross section  
3    the part of a wall between two adjacent openings  
4       another name for       buttress       1  
     (C12 per, from Anglo-Latin pera pier supporting a bridge)  


pier glass  
      n   a tall narrow mirror, usually one of a pair or set, designed to hang on the wall between windows, usually above a pier table  
pier table  
      n   a side table designed to stand against a wall between windows  
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buttress  
      n  
1      (Also called)    pier          a construction, usually of brick or stone, built to support a wall  
   See also       flying buttress  
2    any support or prop  
3    something shaped like a buttress, such as a projection from a mountainside  
4    either of the two pointed rear parts of a horse's hoof  
      vb   tr  
5    to support (a wall) with a buttress  
6    to support or sustain  
     (C13: from Old French bouterez, short for ars bouterez thrusting arch, from bouter to thrust, butt3)  


pier         
      n  
1    a structure with a deck that is built out over water, and used as a landing place, promenade, etc.  
2    a pillar that bears heavy loads, esp. one of rectangular cross section  
3    the part of a wall between two adjacent openings  
4       another name for       buttress       1  
     (C12 per, from Anglo-Latin pera pier supporting a bridge)  
pier glass  
      n   a tall narrow mirror, usually one of a pair or set, designed to hang on the wall between windows, usually above a pier table  
pier table  
      n   a side table designed to stand against a wall between windows  

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pier

  

      n  
1    jetty, landing place, promenade, quay, wharf  
2    buttress, column, pile, piling, pillar, post, support, upright  

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