General English


  • A short column to support a concentrated load.
  • Isolated foundation member of plain or reinforced concrete.
  • Means of support for bridge spans or the ends of a lintel or arch.
  • A marine dock or breakwater structure.

Real Estate

  • noun a pillar, especially a rectangular one supporting the end of an arch, lintel or vault
  • noun an area of wall between two adjacent doors, windows or other openings
  • noun a column of masonry projecting from a wall
  • noun a vertical structure, usually of masonry, built against a wall to support it


  • noun a construction going out into the water, used as a landing place for ships