Definition of pier glass in English:

pier glass


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

    • ‘Despite these financial impediments, the huge wealth created by England's prosperity continued to generate commissions for lavish pier glasses, girandoles, and glass chandeliers.’
    • ‘Single pictures began again to usurp overmantel looking glasses and large pier glasses.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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’.’