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pylonn. [NL., fr. Gr. a gateway.].
  •  A low tower, having a truncated pyramidal form, and flanking an ancient Egyptian gateway.  [1913 Webster]
    "Massive pylons adorned with obelisks in front."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A tower, commonly of steelwork, for supporting either end of a wire, as for a telegraph line, over a long span.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  Formerly, a starting derrick (the use of which is now abandoned) for an aeroplane.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


pylon, n.
1 a tall structure erected as a support (esp. for electric-power cables) or boundary or decoration.
2 a gateway, esp. of an ancient Egyptian temple.
3 a structure marking a path for aircraft.
4 a structure supporting an aircraft engine.

Gk pulon f. pule gate



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