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Definition of pier:

  1. A projecting wharf or landing place.
  2. Any additional or auxiliary mass of masonry used to stiffen a wall. See Buttress.
  3. 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.

Synonyms:

bobtail, landing, loading dock, dock, quayage, sorrel, quay, wharf, sour grass, wharfage, bob, dockage, docking facility.

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