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Meaning of PYLON

Pronunciation:  'pIlun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension wires
  2. [n]  a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race

PYLON is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: tower



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Py"lon\, n.
    1. A tower, commonly of steelwork, for supporting either end
       of a wire, as for a telegraph line, over a long span.
    2. (A["e]ronautics)
       (a) Formerly, a starting derrick (the use of which is now
           abandoned) for an a["e]roplane.
       (b) A post, tower, or the like, as on an a["e]rodrome, or
           flying ground, serving to bound or mark a prescribed
           course of flight.
  2. \Py"lon\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a gateway.]
    (a) A low tower, having a truncated pyramidal form, and
        flanking an ancient Egyptian gateway.
              Massive pylons adorned with obelisks in front. --J.
                                                   W. Draper.
    (b) An Egyptian gateway to a large building (with or without
        flanking towers).