from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Cut through with a sharp instrument; perforated.
- adj. Of or relating to a body part that has been perforated for the purpose of attaching a piece of jewelry.
- adj. Of or relating to a piece of jewelry designed to be worn in a such a body part: a pierced earring.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of pierce.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Penetrated; entered; perforated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Penetrated; entered by force; perforated.
- In heraldry:
- Cut through with an opening not so large as that implied in cleché, and not of the shape of the bearing.
- Having an arrow, spear, or other weapon thrust into it but not passing through, as an animal used as a bearing. Compare transfixed.
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- adj. having a hole cut through
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