Definition of 'pier'
Example sentences containing 'pier'
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Boats knock against stone piers and passengers rock against one another. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Houses on the coast were battered and piers collapsed at seaside resorts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has written a history of seaside piers but also played trumpet in top orchestras. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What might have been a disaster has been turned into an opportunity to bring the concept of the seaside pier back to the future. Times, Sunday Times (2010)TWO men were being quizzed yesterday after yet another Victorian pier was ravaged by fire. The Sun (2010)About 4,600 paying spectators will watch the races from the fort while tens of thousands more will line the stone pier and the beach free. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Deal, with its pier and long shingle beach, is eight miles away. Times, Sunday Times (2014)After 40 million of restoration its replacement has risen to bring the seaside pier into the 21st century. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are found mainly on beaches, or up on the sand dunes behind them, and they perch on sea walls and piers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Once she had boarded, the machine was rolled down a concrete pier along stone grooves out to sea, where she then emerged. Times, Sunday Times (2012)THE longest pier in the world, a place so windy it'll knock you off your feet. The Sun (2015)It is only when curiosity leads me down a tiny side passage that I discover that these picturesque houses stand on stone piers over a flowing river. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'pier'
British English: pier /pɪə/ NOUN
A pier is a large platform which sticks out into the sea and which people can walk along.
We walked along the pier.
- American English: pier
- Arabic: دَعامَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: píer
- Chinese: 码头
- Croatian: lukobran
- Czech: molo
- Danish: mole
- Dutch: pier havenhoofd
- European Spanish: embarcadero
- Finnish: laituri rantalaituri
- French: jetée
- German: Pier
- Greek: προκυμαία
- Italian: molo
- Japanese: 埠頭
- Korean: 부두
- Norwegian: brygge
- Polish: molo
- European Portuguese: pontão
- Romanian: cheicheiul apei
- Russian: пирс
- Spanish: embarcadero
- Swedish: pir
- Thai: ท่าเรือ
- Turkish: rıhtım
- Ukrainian: пірс
- Vietnamese: cầu cảng
Definition of pier from the Collins English Dictionary
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