Pier



noun
1.
a structure built on posts extending from land out over water, used as a landing place for ships, an entertainment area, a strolling place, etc.; jetty.
2.
(in a bridge or the like) a support for the ends of adjacent spans.
3.
a square pillar.
4.
a portion of wall between doors, windows, etc.
5.
a pillar or post on which a gate or door is hung.
6.
a support of masonry, steel, or the like for sustaining vertical pressure.
7.
a long passageway or corridor that extends from a central area of a building, especially one at an airport that leads to boarding gates.
noun
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 (sense 1)

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