- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɪə/
- (General American) enPR: pîr, IPA(key): /piɹ/
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- Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)
- Homophone: peer
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, or the hinges of a gate.
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]