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pier (pir),

n an intermediate retaining or supporting abutment for a prosthesis. See also abutment.
References in classic literature ?
Crowley is his preface to Piers Ploughman, printed in 1550.
Petersburg Pier's evolution from the Inverted Pyramid Pier to Pier Park.
Designed by John Anderson, the pier is the last remaining pleasure pier of its kind in Yorkshire.
e historic attraction is one of three piers being sold by Cuerden Leisure, along with Blackpool Central Pier and Blackpool South Pier with a collective price tag of PS12.
replace decking on Pier 3 and Pier 6 including the finger piers.
On August Bank Holiday Monday, 1931, for instance, a fire destroyed the shelters and shops, the wooden pavilion and the decking, while on August 26, 1966, the White Funnel paddler Bristol Queen hit the pier in dense fog, causing extensive damage.
The fire started in the arcade on Eastbourne Pier and soon took hold of the Victorian boardwalk, with plumes of thick black smoke filling the south coast air.
While Penarth's jetty was crowned Pier of the Year 2014 in April, Colwyn Bay's Grade II-listed Victoria Pier has been earmarked for demolition as Conwy Council says it cannot afford the PS15m restoration cost.
Potential volunteers will also be shown some of the old pier remains at low tide.
A SEASIDE village's piers will be officially reopened next week after a 40-week repair project.
Hook one of these speedy, large fish from a pier, and you have quite a battle on your hands
There will also be live music in the Pier Pavilion, while the pier tram will be free to visitors throughout the day.