Definition of pier glass in English:

pier glass

Pronunciation /ˈpi(ə)r ˌɡlas/ /ˈpɪ(ə)r ˌɡlæs/

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  • A large mirror, used originally to fill wall space between windows.

    ‘Frances ‘was seated before her dressing table looking at her white face in the pier glass when she heard one scream of pure pain, quickly muffled by a heavy hand’.’
    • ‘The great expense of glass made the overmantel looking glass a particular object of luxury because it incorporated more glass plates than a traditional pier glass.’
    • ‘The rest of the furniture included a commode, two small pairs of open china cabinets, eight fretwork armchairs, four side chairs, and a pier glass.’
    • ‘Single pictures began again to usurp overmantel looking glasses and large pier glasses.’
    • ‘Despite these financial impediments, the huge wealth created by England's prosperity continued to generate commissions for lavish pier glasses, girandoles, and glass chandeliers.’