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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pier /ˈpɪr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pier n.
 1. 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.
 2. A projecting wharf or landing place.
 Abutment pier, the pier of a bridge next the shore; a pier which by its strength and stability resists the thrust of an arch.
 Pier glass, a mirror, of high and narrow shape, to be put up between windows.
 Pier table, a table made to stand between windows.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a platform built out from the shore into the water and
           supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
           [syn: wharf, wharfage, dock]
      2: (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion
         of wall between two doors or windows)
      3: a support for two adjacent bridge spans