Pilaster Definition

pĭ-lăstər
pilasters
noun
A rectangular support or pier projecting partially from a wall and treated architecturally as a column, with a base, shaft, and capital.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Pilaster

Noun

Singular:
pilaster
Plural:
pilasters

Origin of Pilaster

  • French pilastre from Old French from Old Italian pilastro from Medieval Latin pīlaster Latin pīla pillar Latin -aster n. suff. or blend of Latin pīla pillar and Late Latin parastatēs pilaster (from Greek stay, supporter) (para- beside para–1) (-statēs -stat)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French pilastre, from Italian pilastro.

    From Wiktionary

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