Noun(1) a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats(2) (architecture, as a portion of wall between two doors or windows(3) a support for two adjacent bridge spans
(1) The new second-floor structure rests on existing pier footings, reducing foundation costs.(2) A pier and hotels were built and Byron declared itself to be a seaside resort, although tourism was somewhat hindered by the stink of the town's abattoir.(3) People express more obvious delight in the pier arcade than in a museum or art gallery.(4) As soon as the ship was close to the wharf, he jumped from the boat to the pier .(5) And they can come right into the pier at Invergordon, which passengers love because they don't have to climb into launches to go ashore.(6) The combination of the beautiful pier , great library, beach, playground and pedestrian mall made for a really fun outing.(7) Ferry operators have welcomed the funding which will make the pier fully accessible and increase the efficiency of the ferry service.(8) She smelled fish when the boat came alongside the pier .(9) A friend of mine had a similar experience disembarking two passengers at the pier .(10) Looking, we saw two people, a male and a female, laughing, hugging, kissing and giggling as they went down the pier to a sail boat.(11) There are two families resident there and the new 30-metre pier will greatly improve access to the island.(12) I found my way to a snack establishment near the pier operated by a businesswoman from Kyushu.(13) The pier at Ballinskelligs dries at low water, so passengers transfer to and from the larger boats by tender.(14) The 1.1-acre site has access to a small bathing area and harbour enclosed by a concrete pier and a breakwater.(15) Business will get a say in regional transport projects, such as new access roads or pier extensions, through membership of the new regional transport boards.(16) One pier will be operated by the city as a ferry terminal, although it will be integrated into the museum complex.