pylon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pī'lon), [key]
— 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, marking an entrance or approach.
  3. a monumental tower forming the entrance to an ancient Egyptian temple, consisting either of a pair of tall quadrilateral masonry masses with sloping sides and a doorway between them or of one such mass pierced with a doorway.
  4. a steel tower or mast carrying high-tension lines, telephone wires, or other cables and lines.
  5. a finlike device used to attach engines, auxiliary fuel tanks, bombs, etc., to an aircraft wing or fuselage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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