ETYM Old Eng. pere, Old Fren. piere a stone, French pierre, from Latin petra, Greek. Related to Petrify.
1. A support for two adjacent bridge spans.
2. A landing built out into the water.
3. (Architecture) A vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows).
Structure built out into the sea from the coastline for use as a landing place or promenade.
Lučka marina, lučki nasip, gat. (fr.)