- a raised platform built from the shore out over water, supported on piles; used to secure, or provide access to shipping; a jetty
- a similar structure, especially at a seaside resort, used to provide entertainment
- (American)(nautical) A structure that projects tangentially from the shoreline to accommodate ships; often double-sided.
- a structure supporting the junction between two spans of a bridge
- (architecture) a rectangular pillar, or similar structure, that supports an arch, wall or roof
- French: pilier
- German: Pfeiler
- Italian: pilastro
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