• (British) IPA: /pɪˈlastə/
  • (GA) IPA: /pɪˈlæstɚ/

pilaster (plural pilasters)

  1. (decorative architecture) A rectangular column that projects partially from the wall to which it attached; it gives the appearance of a support, but is only for decoration.
  2. (structural architecture) A column or short wing wall attached to the foundation wall which provides lateral support, or to support a vertical load that does not fall on the foundation wall.

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