- n. The end of a pier farthest from shore.
- pier + -head (Wiktionary)
“Luca Papaluca was a well-known "pierhead" painter in Naples, Italy”
“Luca Papaluca was a well-known "pierhead" painter in Naples, Italy.”
“There used to be bulkhead and pierhead lines on maps, I suppose they come into play.”
“And he remembered the evening in the infirmary in Clongowes, the dark waters, the light at the pierhead and the moan of sorrow from the people when they had heard.”
“A tall man stood on the deck, looking out towards the flat dark land: and by the light at the pierhead he saw his face, the sorrowful face of Brother Michael.”
“Another took the same road, and smashed to atoms almost at the pierhead, so near, and yet so far from human aid, that the voices of both crews could be heard by the helpless, distracted spectators -- white-lipped men, wailing women, who clustered there by the rocks in impotent agony.”
“Secretary of the Lifeboat Branch, I at once authorised the step, and a flag was dipped from Deal pierhead, and blue lights were burned; but all in vain.”
“Hot cargo waited on the trucks idling behind the metal gates of the pierhead.”
“Those who dropped from exhaustion or heart attack or who were injured or killed on the job could be easily replaced from the pool of hungry men at the pierhead.”
“Again, at the pierhead, white handkerchiefs and cheering and a flutter of coloured dresses.”
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