1.  Raised panel below a window or wall monument or tablet.

2.  Open portion of a marine terminal immediately adjacent to a vessel berth, used in the direct transfer of cargo between the vessel and the terminal.

3.  Concrete slab immediately outside a vehicular door or passageway used to limit the wear on asphalt paving due to repetitive turning movements or heavy loads.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_architecture