D-pil·​lar ˈdē-ˈpi-lər How to pronounce D-pillar (audio)
variants or less commonly D-post
plural D-pillars also D-posts
: either one of two support posts that connect a vehicle's roof to its body at the rear of a long vehicle (such as a station wagon)
The wide D-pillar creates a large blind spot for lane changes and backing out of parking spots.Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2013

Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of D-pillar was in 1979

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“D-pillar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/D-pillar. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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