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Noun
1. pillar; post
  • この
  • はし
  • 10
  • ほん
  • はしら
  • ささえ支えられている
  • The bridge is supported by 10 posts.
2. support; prop; mainstay
  • かいがい海外
  • 向け
  • しょくひん食品
  • ゆしゅつ輸出
  • のうぎょう農業
  • かんれん関連
  • さんぎょう産業
  • はしら
  • ひと一つ
  • です
  • Overseas food exports are one of the mainstays of agribusiness.
Suffix, Counter
3. counter for buddhas, gods, nobles, etc.
Wikipedia definition
4. ColumnA column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is an structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. For the purpose of wind or earthquake engineering, columns may be designed to resist lateral forces. Other compression members are often termed "columns" because of the similar stress conditions. Columns are frequently used to support beams or arches on which the upper parts of walls or ceilings rest.
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