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Definition of pylon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a tall metal structure that is used for carrying electricity wires high above the ground
  2. 2a plastic object shaped like a cone and often red and white, or yellow, in color, used on roads to show where vehicles are not allowed to go, for example while repairs are being done synonym traffic cone
  3. 3a tall structure that is used to support something heavy Pylons are often used as support structures for suspension bridges.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pylon