piloti

[ pi-lot-ee ]
/ pɪˈlɒt i /
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noun

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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