pierced

[ peerst ]
/ pɪərst /

adjective

punctured or perforated, as to form a decorative design: a pendant in pierced copper.
(of the ear) having the lobe punctured, as for earrings.
(of an earring) made to be attached, as by a post or wire, through the hole in a pierced ear lobe.
Heraldry. (of a charge) open at the center to reveal the field: a lozenge pierced.

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Origin of pierced

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at pierce, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM pierced

un·pierced, adjective
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