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Swedish building with two decorative pilasters.

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From Middle French pilastre, from Italian pilastro. Equivalent to pillar +‎ -aster.

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pilaster (plural pilasters)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.

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Borrowed from French pilastre, from Italian pilastro, from Latin pilastrum.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌpiˈlɑs.tər/
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  • Hyphenation: pi‧las‧ter
  • Rhymes: -ɑstər

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pilaster m (plural pilasters, diminutive pilastertje n)

  1. pilaster, rectangular half column

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