- pilastre (obsolete)
pilaster (plural pilasters)
- (decorative architecture) A rectangular column that projects partially from the wall to which it attached; it gives the appearance of a support, but is only for decoration.
- (structural architecture) A column or short wing wall attached to the foundation wall which provides lateral support, or to support a vertical load that does not fall on the foundation wall.
a column attached to the wall
- pylaster (obsolete)