pier definition

  • noun:
    • A platform extending from a shore over liquid and supported by piles or pillars, used to secure, protect, and provide use of ships or boats.
    • Such a structure utilized predominantly for activity.
    • A supporting structure at the junction of linking covers of a bridge.
    • Architecture some of various straight promoting structures, specially:
    • Architecture A pillar, generally rectangular in cross section, supporting an arch or roof.
    • Architecture The portion of a wall between house windows, doors, or any other open positions.
    • Architecture A reinforcing construction that jobs from a wall; a buttress.
    • A raised system built through the coast on over water, supported on heaps; accustomed secure, or supply use of delivery; a jetty.
    • an equivalent construction, specially at a seaside resort, used to supply enjoyment.
    • A structure that projects tangentially from the shoreline to accommodate boats; frequently double-sided.
    • A structure supporting the junction between two spans of a bridge.
    • A rectangular pillar, or similar structure, that aids an arch, wall surface or roof.
    • Any detached size of masonry, whether insulated or encouraging one side of an arch or lintel, by a bridge; the piece of wall between two spaces.
    • any extra or auxiliary size of masonry regularly stiffen a wall. See buttress.
    • A projecting wharf or landing-place.
    • A mole or jetty completed into the sea, to act as an embankment to guard vessels from the open sea, to create a harbor, etc.
    • A projecting quay, wharf, or any other landing-place.
    • among supports associated with the covers of a bridge, or any framework of comparable personality.
    • In structure or building:
    • The solid help where an arch springs. See first cut-under arch.
    • In medieval architecture, a big pillar or shaft; specifically, a compound or a square pillar.
    • one of many solid parts between open positions in a wall, such as for example windows and doors.
    • The wall or post, of square or any other kind, that a gate or home is hung.
    • In a physical laboratory or observatory, a structure, generally of masonry, created by its stability to avoid vibration in tools that are sustained by it.
    • (architecture) a vertical supporting framework (as a portion of wall between two doorways or windows)
    • a support for 2 adjacent bridge covers
    • a platform built out of the shore in to the water and sustained by piles; provides access to boats and boats

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