pier (plural piers)
- A raised platform built from the shore out over water, supported on piles; used to secure, or provide access to shipping; a jetty.
- A similar structure, especially at a seaside resort, used to provide entertainment.
- (US, nautical) A structure that projects tangentially from the shoreline to accommodate ships; often double-sided.
- A structure supporting the junction between two spans of a bridge.
- (architecture) A rectangular pillar, or similar structure, that supports an arch, wall or roof.
raised platform built from the shore out over water
similar structure used to provide entertainment
structure used to accommodate ships
structure supporting the junction between two spans of a bridge
rectangular pillar, or similar structure, that supports an arch, wall or roof
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Unknown; Flanders only
- piere (obsolete)
- (archaic) A physical trap
- (archaic) A figurative trap, ambush
- (archaic) A place one is trapped in:
- M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]