Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a pillar.

Etymologies

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pillar +‎ -like

Examples

  • The memorial, which honors the nation's third president and main author of the Declaration of Independence, rests on concentric rings of 634 concrete pilings and pillarlike caissons sunk to bedrock.

    Workers try to repair the sinking sea wall at the Jefferson Memorial

  • An enormous feathered body balanced deftly on the pillarlike legs.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Silva swung toward the butte, raised his glasses, and saw smoke drift away from a point about halfway up the pillarlike formation.

    The Flood

  • Ehomba could sense the volume above him, millions of tons of solid material balanced on pillarlike but still imperfect toes.

    Carnivores of Light and Darkness

  • Now they entered a region of stalag-stalac-those pointed pillarlike things that lived in caves.

    Harpy Thyme

  • Each of the six legs was thick, pillarlike, to support the massive amored bodies.

    The End of the Matter

  • " As the rhino swayed on pillarlike legs, a smile creased that slouching jaw.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • The path wasn’t clearly appointed like a nature hike; it was a narrow trail of red-brown needles carved by footfall over time, winding in a seemingly random snake through ferns and the trunks of narrow hemlocks and pillarlike red cedars that grew in crowded stands back here.

    The Good House

  • The curvilinear screen located just six inches from the end of the Marine’s nose seemed to shiver and the video morphed into a picture of a thick, pillarlike formation topped by a mesa with some variegated flat-roofed structures located at one end.

    The Flood

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