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A structure, often of iron or wood, open below, running out into the sea and used as a promenade and landing stage. Please use PLEASURE PIER for piers used as a promenade and amusement park.

Related Terms

Term Note
JETTY A mole or pier-like structure situated at the entrance of a harbour, or running out into a lake of the sea, so as to defend the harbour or coast.
LANDING STAGE A platform, sometimes floating, for the landing of passengers and goods from vessels.
PLEASURE PIER A seaside pier used as a promenade and amusement park.
QUAY An artificial paved bank or solid landing place built parallel to, or projecting out from, a shoreline or riverbank to serve in the loading and unloading of vessels.
WHARF A large wooden structure built alongside the water's edge, where ships may lie for unloading. Linked Data resource