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piloti

[pi-lot-ee] /pɪˈlɒt i/
noun
1.
a column of iron, steel, or reinforced concrete supporting a building above an open ground level.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < French pilotis, equivalent to pilot (augmentative of pile pile1) + -is collective suffix
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