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pierced

[peerst] /pɪərst/
adjective
1.
punctured or perforated, as to form a decorative design:
a pendant in pierced copper.
2.
(of the ear) having the lobe punctured, as for earrings.
3.
(of an earring) made to be attached, as by a post or wire, through the hole in a pierced ear lobe.
4.
Heraldry. (of a charge) open at the center to reveal the field:
a lozenge pierced.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see pierce, -ed2
Related forms
unpierced, adjective
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