- a gateway
- a truncated pyramid, or two of these, serving as a gateway to an Egyptian temple
- any slender, towering structure flanking an entranceway, supporting electric lines, marking a course for aircraft, etc.
- an assembly attached to an airplane, usually under the wing, to hold an engine, fuel tank, weapon, etc.
- ☆ Football any of the foam-rubber markers positioned upright at each corner of the end zone
Origin of pylonClassical Greek pylōn, gateway, akin to pylē, gate
- 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.
- 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.
- a. A large structure or group of structures marking an entrance or approach.b. A monumental gateway in the form of a pair of truncated pyramids serving as the entrance to an ancient Egyptian temple.
- A structure that attaches an aircraft engine to a plane's wing or fuselage.
Origin of pylonGreek pulōn, gateway, from pulē, gate.
top: pylon supporting electric power transmission lines
bottom: main entrance to the Temple of Horus
- A gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple.
- A tower-like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high-voltage electricity cables.
- (aviation) A structure used to mount engines, missiles etc., to the underside of an aircraft wing or fuselage.
- An obelisk.
- A traffic cone.
- (American football) An orange marker designating one of the four corners of the end zone in American football.
From Ancient Greek πυλών (pulōn).