- a column of iron, steel, or reinforced concrete supporting a building above an open ground level.
Origin of piloti
1945–50; < French pilotis, equivalent to pilot (augmentative of pile pile1) + -is collective suffix
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Examples from the Web for piloti
When Piloti became old enough he was taught the piano, for which he had aptitude.
Piloti was a bachelor; an old woman kept house and he always addressed her in the Hungarian tongue.
Yet I liked Piloti; he played the piano well, sang with no little feeling, painted neat water sketches and was a capital host.
Piloti's attention was attracted by my silence, and when he saw the woman he uttered a harsh, crackling word.
She always wore black, and after Liszt's death Piloti himself went into mourning.