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English noun: pier

1. pier (artifact) a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats


Synonymsdock, wharf, wharfage


Broader (hypernym)platform


Narrower (hyponym)levee, quay


Part holonymbitt, bollard, shipside

2. pier (artifact) (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)


Broader (hypernym)support


Part meronymwall


Domain categoryarchitecture

3. pier (artifact) a support for two adjacent bridge spans


Broader (hypernym)support


Part meronymbridge, span









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