pierhead

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Etymology[edit]

From pier +‎ head.

Noun[edit]

pierhead (plural pierheads)

  1. The end of a pier farthest from shore. [from 17th c.]
    • 1976, Angela Carter, ‘My Father's House’, in Shaking a Leg, Vintage 2013, p. 21:
      It came floating like a tethered cloud past the little white toy-like lighthouse at the pierhead.

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