(?), n. [Gr. ; Pyl, or Thermopyl, where the Amphictyonic council met + to assemble: cf. F. pylagore.] (Gr. Antiq.) a deputy of a State at the Amphictyonic council.
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(?), n.;
pl. Pylangia ().
[NL., from Gr. an entrance + a vessel.] (Anat.) The first and undivided part of the aortic trunk in the amphibian heart. -- Py*lan"gi*al (#), a.
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(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a gateway.] (a) A low tower, having a truncated pyramidal form, and flanking an ancient Egyptian gateway.
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Massive pylons adorned with obelisks in front.
J. W. Draper.
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(b) An Egyptian gateway to a large building (with or without flanking towers).
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2. A tower, commonly of steelwork, for supporting either end of a wire, as for a telegraph line, over a long span.
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3. (Aeronautics) (a) Formerly, a starting derrick (the use of which is now abandoned) for an aeroplane. (b) A post, tower, or the like, as on an aerodrome, or flying ground, serving to bound or mark a prescribed course of flight.
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