Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

pier glass

a tall mirror, often full-length, intended to be set between windows.
Origin of pier glass
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pier glass
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • “Please answer,” said Palla, fastening her gown before the pier glass.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • To-night she pirouetted before the pier glass with much complacency.

    The Gorgeous Isle

    Gertrude Atherton
  • The latter was much pleased when he saw his transformation in a pier glass in the store.

    Mark Mason's Victory Horatio Alger
  • And the previous evening she had measured herself against the pier glass without even a single misgiving.

  • He held her, however, in his arms, and gazed at himself in the pier glass most uncomfortably over her shoulder.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • It had been a famous joke to drag that light card-table before the pier glass, which reflected the hand of the unwary gamester.

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • Deshayes were kicking yours before a pier glass in the drawing-room.

  • This pier glass Lulu approached with expectation, not because of herself but because of the photograph on its low marble shelf.

    Miss Lulu Bett

    Zona Gale
  • There was a good iron bed, an excellent mattress, a dresser with a pier glass, and solid tables and chairs.

British Dictionary definitions for pier glass

pier glass

a tall narrow mirror, usually one of a pair or set, designed to hang on the wall between windows, usually above a pier table
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pier glass

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pier

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pier glass