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py·lon

 (pī′lŏn′)
n.
1.
a. A movable, brightly colored cone or shaft of rubber that is used to signal something to be avoided, such as a hazard or work zone on a roadway.
b. Football A flexible, usually padded marker that stands upright at each corner of the end zone to facilitate judgments of close plays.
c. A tower marking a turning point in a race among aircraft.
2. A vertical supporting structure, especially:
a. A steel tower supporting high-tension wires.
b. A tower or shaft supporting a wind turbine.
c. A structure supporting a bridge deck.
3.
a. A large structure or group of structures marking an entrance or approach.
b. A monumental gateway in the form of a pair of tapered blocks serving as the entrance to an ancient Egyptian temple.
4. A structure that attaches an aircraft engine to a plane's wing or fuselage.

[Greek pulōn, gateway, from pulē, gate.]

pylon

(ˈpaɪlən)
n
1. (Electrical Engineering) a large vertical steel tower-like structure supporting high-tension electrical cables
2. (Navigation) a post or tower for guiding pilots or marking a turning point in a race
3. (Aeronautics) a streamlined aircraft structure for attaching an engine pod, external fuel tank, etc, to the main body of the aircraft
4. (Architecture) a monumental gateway, such as one at the entrance to an ancient Egyptian temple
5. (Medicine) a temporary artificial leg
[C19: from Greek pulōn a gateway]

py•lon

(ˈpaɪ lɒn)

n.
1. a marking post or tower for guiding aviators, frequently used in races.
2. a relatively tall structure at the side of a gate, bridge, or avenue.
3.
a. a monumental gateway to an ancient Egyptian temple, usu. consisting of two towers with sloping sides flanking a doorway.
b. either of these towers.
4. a steel tower used as a support.
5. a finlike device used to attach auxiliary equipment to an aircraft.
[1840–50; < Greek pylṓn gateway, gate tower]

pylon

A gateway to an ancient Egyptian temple.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pylon - a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a racepylon - a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
2.pylon - a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines; "power pylons are a favorite target for terrorists"
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
Translations
بُرْج إرْشاد في المَطاربُرْجُ كَهْرُبَاء
stožármaják
elmasthøjspændingsmastlandingslys
LeitkegelLübecker HütchenMastPylonVerkehrshütchen
sähköpylväs
stup dalekovoda
jelzõoszloppülóntávvezetékoszlop
háspennumasturleiîarmerki
鉄塔パイロン塔門記念碑
목표탑
atrama
balsts
kraftledningsstolpe
เสาทำด้วยเหล็กสำหรับติดสายไฟฟ้า
pilondirekelektrik direğiişaret direği/kulesi
cột điện

pylon

[ˈpaɪlən] N (Elec) → torre f de conducción eléctrica

pylon

[ˈpaɪlən] npylône m

pylon

nMast m

pylon

[ˈpaɪlən] npilone m

pylon

(ˈpailən) , ((American) -lon) noun
1. a tall steel tower for supporting electric power cables.
2. a guiding mark at an airfield.

pylon

بُرْجُ كَهْرُبَاء stožár elmast Mast πυλώνας torre de alta tensión sähköpylväs pylône stup dalekovoda pilone 鉄塔 목표탑 pyloon høyspentmast pylon poste опора kraftledningsstolpe เสาทำด้วยเหล็กสำหรับติดสายไฟฟ้า elektrik direği cột điện 铁塔
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