Pier table
Pier Pier, n. [OE. pere, OF. piere a stone, F. pierre, fr. L. petra, Gr. ?. Cf. {Petrify}.] 1. (Arch.) (a) Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two openings. (b) Any additional or auxiliary mass of masonry used to stiffen a wall. See {Buttress}. [1913 Webster]

2. A projecting wharf or landing place. [1913 Webster]

{Abutment pier}, the pier of a bridge next the shore; a pier which by its strength and stability resists the thrust of an arch.

{Pier glass}, a mirror, of high and narrow shape, to be put up between windows.

{Pier table}, a table made to stand between windows. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pier table — n. a low table set in the pier, or wall section, between windows, often below a pier glass …   English World dictionary

  • pier table — /ˈpɪə teɪbəl/ (say pear taybuhl) noun a table or low bracket for occupying the space against a pier between two windows, often used under a pier glass …   Australian English dictionary

  • pier table — noun a low table set below a pier glass • Hypernyms: ↑table …   Useful english dictionary

  • pier table — noun Date: 1765 a table to be placed under a pier glass …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pier table — a low table or console intended to be set between two windows, often beneath a pier glass. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • pier table — noun A small table, usually set against the wall between two windows. See Also: pier glass, pierglass …   Wiktionary

  • pier table — noun a low table or bracket in the space between two windows, typically placed under a pier glass …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pier — Pier, n. [OE. pere, OF. piere a stone, F. pierre, fr. L. petra, Gr. ?. Cf. {Petrify}.] 1. (Arch.) (a) Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pier glass — Pier Pier, n. [OE. pere, OF. piere a stone, F. pierre, fr. L. petra, Gr. ?. Cf. {Petrify}.] 1. (Arch.) (a) Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pier glass — noun a large mirror between two windows • Syn: ↑pier mirror • Hypernyms: ↑mirror * * * noun : a large high mirror; especially : one designed to occupy the wall space between windows see pier table illustration …   Useful english dictionary

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