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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: 'gateway', from pyle 'gate'

pylon

noun
     
Related topics: Electricity
py‧lon [countable]
1TPE a tall metal structure that supports wires carrying electricity
2 American EnglishTTR one of a set of plastic cones placed on a road to control traffic and protect people working there

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