noun a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
dock; wharf; wharfage.
noun (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)
noun a support for two adjacent bridge spans
, OF. piere
a stone, F. pierre
, fr. L. petra
, Gr. . Cf. Petrify
- (Arch.) (a) Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two openings. (b) Any additional or auxiliary mass of masonry used to stiffen a wall. See Buttress.
- A projecting wharf or landing place.
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