pillar NOUN 1) a tall vertical structure used as a support for a building or as an ornament. 2) a person or thing providing reliable support.
from pillar to post — Cf. ↑from pillar to post
DERIVATIVES pillared adjective.
ORIGIN Latin pila 'pillar' .

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