Definition of 'pylon'

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That aesthetic along with the historical narrative led me to electricity pylons. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We have become used to seeing lines of pylons and we will get used to turbines. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One option is to upgrade or augment these lines with bigger pylons and more cables. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His own activities in that regard had been limited to trying to blow up a few electricity pylons. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The company also advises rail and power companies on the management of vegetation next to lines and pylons. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He wanted to be in and out to preserve daylight flying time because there were loads of electricity pylons around. The Sun (2013)They steal electricity from the pylons. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You live near electricity pylons or you're always on your mobile. The Sun (2008)The skyline is disfigured by pylons carrying electricity over the Pennines. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The first new look for electricity pylons since 1923 has been unveiled. Times, Sunday Times (2011)For more than 80 years electricity pylons have been a source of fierce controversy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many of the tiny houses are rundown, and those that are not sulk under massive electricity pylons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If you look at pylons supporting electricity cables you will see that the basic tower has been built up of or made into a series of triangles. Chapman, C. & Horsley, M. & Small, E. Technology Basic Facts (1990)Looking at the wind farm, I recall his rage at the sight of electricity pylons marching across a favourite valley. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'pylon'

British English: pylon /ˈpaɪlən/ NOUN
Pylons are very tall metal structures which hold electric cables high above the ground so that electricity can be transmitted over long distances.
...electricity pylons.
  • American English: electrical tower
  • Arabic: بُرْجُ كَهْرُبَاء
  • Brazilian Portuguese: poste eletricidade
  • Chinese: 铁塔
  • Croatian: stup dalekovoda
  • Czech: stožár
  • Danish: elmast
  • Dutch: pyloon
  • European Spanish: torre de alta tensión
  • Finnish: sähköpylväs
  • French: pylône
  • German: Mast Technik
  • Greek: πυλώνας
  • Italian: pilone
  • Japanese: 鉄塔
  • Korean: 목표탑
  • Norwegian: høyspentmast
  • Polish: pylon
  • European Portuguese: poste electricidade
  • Romanian: pilon
  • Russian: опора
  • Spanish: torre de alta tensión
  • Swedish: kraftledningsstolpe
  • Thai: เสาทำด้วยเหล็กสำหรับติดสายไฟฟ้า
  • Turkish: elektrik direği
  • Ukrainian: стовп
  • Vietnamese: cột điện


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