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pier British & World English

A platform on pillars projecting from the shore into the sea, typically incorporating entertainment arcades and places to eat

pier English Thesaurus

I left my boat tied up to the pier

pier glass British & World English

A large mirror, used originally to fill wall space between windows

pier table British & World English

A low table or bracket in the space between two windows, typically placed under a pier glass

Nervi, Pier Luigi British & World English

(1891–1979), Italian engineer and architect. A pioneer of reinforced concrete, he co-designed the UNESCO building in Paris (1953) and designed the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan (1958) and San Francisco cathedral (1970)

Pasolini, Pier Paolo British & World English

(1922–75), Italian film director and novelist. A Marxist, he drew on his experiences in the slums of Rome for his work, but became recognized for his controversial, bawdy literary adaptations, such as The Gospel According to St Matthew (1964) and The Canterbury Tales (1972)