pier

[ peer ]
/ pɪər /

noun

Origin of pier

before 1150; Middle English pere, earlier (perhaps late Old English) per < Anglo-Latin pera, pēra pier of a bridge

OTHER WORDS FROM pier

un·der·pier, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pier

dock harbor pier wharf
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British Dictionary definitions for piers

pier
/ (pɪə) /

noun

a structure with a deck that is built out over water, and used as a landing place, promenade, etc
a pillar that bears heavy loads, esp one of rectangular cross section
the part of a wall between two adjacent openings
another name for buttress (def. 1)

Word Origin for pier

C12 per, from Anglo-Latin pera pier supporting a bridge
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