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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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