What does the word pier mean?

Usage examples for pier

  1. Lady- friend of mine- too late for the boat- slipped off the end of the pier. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  2. The good old Bishop met them at the pier in New York. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  3. I've seen him in the streets, and on the pier, and taking his walks on the walls and over the Border Bridge; and I've heard him say that he'd been out in the country. – Dead Men's Money by J. S. Fletcher