- a tall mirror, often full-length, intended to be set between windows.
Origin of pier glass
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for pier glass
"Like herself—alive to the fingertips," he thought, and then he propped it against the pier-glass.
They fixed themselves at length on the sketch by the pier-glass.
He was staring intently into the pier-glass in front of him.The Tinted Venus
Next she had aspired to a Brussels carpet, and by and bye to a pier-glass and a piano.A Mere Chance, Vol. 1 of 3
He was seated in a superb arm-chair with his back to a pier-glass.Captain Jinks, Hero
- a tall narrow mirror, usually one of a pair or set, designed to hang on the wall between windows, usually above a pier table
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