breakwater pier

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  • pier — (n.) mid 12c., support of a span of a bridge, from M.L. pera, of unknown origin, perhaps from O.N.Fr. pire a breakwater, from V.L. *petricus, from L. petra rock. Meaning solid structure in a harbor, used as a landing place for vessels, is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pier — [ Lake Mapourika in New Zealand illustrates the simplest form of pier] A pier is a raised walkway over water, supported by widely spread piles or pillars. The lighter structure of a pier allows tides and currents to flow almost unhindered,… …   Wikipedia

  • Breakwater (structure) — Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defence or to protect an anchorage from the effects of weather and longshore drift. Purposes of breakwatersOffshore breakwaters, also called bulkheads, reduce the intensity of… …   Wikipedia

  • breakwater — Synonyms and related words: abutment, anchorage, anchorage ground, arc boutant, arch dam, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, basin, beam, bear trap dam, beaver dam, berth, bill, boom, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pier — Synonyms and related words: abutment, anchorage, anchorage ground, arc boutant, arcade, atlas, baluster, balustrade, banister, bank, base, basin, beam, berth, breakwater, bulkhead, bulwark, buttress, buttress pier, buttressing, caryatid,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • breakwater — noun she found a submerged breakwater, constructed of parallel stone walls filled with rubble Syn: sea wall, jetty, barrier, mole, bulwark, groin, pier …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • pier — n. 1 a a structure of iron or wood raised on piles and leading out to sea, a lake, etc., used as a promenade and landing stage, and often with entertainment arcades etc. b a breakwater; a mole. 2 a a support of an arch or of the span of a bridge; …   Useful english dictionary

  • pier — noun Etymology: Middle English per, from Old English, from Medieval Latin pera Date: 12th century 1. an intermediate support for the adjacent ends of two bridge spans 2. a structure (as a breakwater) extending into navigable water for use as a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pier — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. wharf, quay, mole, dock, breakwater; pillar, shaft, support. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. wharf, landing, quay; see dock 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. wharf, dock, landing, quay, anchorage, slip,… …   English dictionary for students

  • breakwater — n. pier, quay; barrier which breaks the force of waves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pier — noun 1》 a structure leading out to sea and used as a landing stage for boats or as a place of entertainment.     ↘a breakwater or mole. 2》 Brit. a long, narrow structure projecting from an airport terminal and giving access to an aircraft. 3》 the …   English new terms dictionary


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