Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid 19th century; Greek from Greek pulōn, from pulē ‘gate’
  • arch
  • entrance
  • entry
  • portal
  • conclusion
  • exit
a marking post or tower for guiding aviators, frequently used in races
A) The construction of the pylons was taking longer than expected. B) The two pylons formed a gateway for aviators to pass through.
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