pier

1
as in wharf
a structure used by boats and ships for taking on or landing cargo and passengers tied the boat up at the pier

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as in pilaster
an upright shaft that supports an overhead structure a bridge pier

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“Pier.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pier. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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