power pylon

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Noun1.power 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
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Enderes, the news team's reporter, said they had just followed up a story on another bomb attack on a power pylon in Barangay Lanao Ramain, also in Marawi City, when they noticed armed men on two motorcycles tailing them.
During the fighting, a Taliban rocket knocked out a power pylon, interrupting the supply of Turkmen power to various parts of northern Afghanistan.
A POWER pylon has started to lean over dangerously, forcing roads to be shut and rail services halted, amid fears overhead electricity cables may fall down.
Over the next five days, Discovery crew members will lift a power pylon from the top of the International Space Station to the station's outermost tip.
DRIVERS faced rush-hour traffic chaos last night when a damaged power pylon forced the closure of the M74.
Television footage from the site of the landslide in a mountainous area in Tainan County showed a knocked-over power pylon that had dragged down a neighboring one.
Authorities on Saturday said they had foiled an attempt to topple down a power pylon near the National Power Corp.
Mr Hassan formally inaugurated the Noorakhel Talash Express II feeder by erecting a power pylon at the site.
According to Rescue 1122 sources, a rashly driven car coming to Vehari from Luddan collided with a power pylon after colliding with a motorcycle-rickshaw.
On Friday night, the Taliban blew up a power pylon, disconnecting electricity to 48,000 families in Maimana, the provincial capital, and four nearby districts, said the Dawlatabad district chief, Syed Abdul Salam Nazhat.
The sole nesting in Britain was on Edinburgh's St Giles Cathedral in 1416, though I recall a pair building a nest on a power pylon in Yorkshire in 2004.
Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters attacked an army post and a power pylon late Tuesday in the hinterlands of Pikit town, scene of fierce clashes between rebel and military forces since last month.