pylon definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 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: Classical Greek pylōn, gateway, akin to pylē, gate
pylon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A steel tower supporting high-tension wires.
- A tower marking a turning point in a race among aircraft.
- A large structure or group of structures marking an entrance or approach.
- A monumental gateway in the form of a pair of truncated pyramids serving as the entrance to an ancient Egyptian temple.
Origin: Greek pulōn, gateway, from pulē, gate.