Translation of pier in Spanish:

pier

Pronunciation: /pɪr; pɪə(r)/

n

  • 1 1.1 (landing place) embarcadero (m), muelle (m)
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    • The grounds include a boat shed and pier with river and lake frontages, as well as lawn areas and a number of mature shrubs.
    • A safety zone was established around all visiting Navy and foreign ships as they transited to their berths at Manhattan's piers on the Hudson River.
    • Here, piers for lake boats delivering coal and oil to wholesale distributors, as well as building materials, were busy for many decades.
    1.2 (with amusements)paseo con juegos y atracciones sobre un muelle
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    • However, visits to arcades on piers or family amusement centres suggest that this form of gambling is no longer conducted within a family environment.
    • The shops weren't as good, there were no amusement arcades and no pier or beach.
    • The news of the overspend comes as work continues at the shore end of the pier to build a new entrance bridge across the road.
  • 2 [Architecture/Arquitectura] 2.1 (pillar) pilar (masculine) 2.2 (section of wall) entrepaño (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) pier glassespejo que se coloca entre dos ventanas
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    • The initial solution was the masonry vault, or a barrel-shaped, load-bearing span that supported the floor above, and rested on massive, and expensive, walls and piers.
    • Meanwhile the two piers between the windows are equal in width.
    • The window piers at Hampton Court are also too narrow to accommodate any of the illustrated tables except Figure 5.
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    • Various foundation types have been adopted to support the bridge piers and abutments.
    • ‘We could have built a conventional multi-span bridge supported by piers for about 20 per cent less,’ he said.
    • He said: ‘These were then lifted one at a time into place on top of the supporting piers to form the bridge.’

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