D–pillar

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noun D–pil·lar \ˈdē-ˈpi-lər\
variants: less commonly

D–post

\ˈdē-ˈpōst\ play

Definition of D–pillar

plural

D–pillars

also

D–posts

  1. :  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

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First Known Use of d–pillar

1979


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