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Pylon may refer to:


  • Aircraft pylon, a horizontal structure used to mount external equipment such as engines and weapons ("stores") externally on an aircraft; it attaches to hardpoint(s) on the aircraft
  • Pylon (architecture), the gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple or Christian cathedral
  • Pylon, a support structure for suspension bridges or highways - see transportation support tower
  • Electricity pylon, or transmission tower, a steel lattice tower used to support an overhead power line


  • Traffic pylon, or traffic cone, a cone-shaped marker that is placed on roads or footpaths to temporarily redirect traffic
  • An orange marker designating one of four corners of an American football end zone


  • Pylon (band), a rock band from Athens, Georgia, USA named after the William Faulkner novel of the same name
  • Pylon (novel), a 1935 novel by the American author William Faulkner
  • Pylon (album), a 2015 album by Killing Joke


  • Pylons project, a set of open source web application frameworks written in Python
  • Pylon Peak (disambiguation) for mountains by this name
  • Pylon turn, a flight maneuver in which an aircraft banks into a circular turn around a fixed spot on the ground
  • Pylon is the proprietary name for GenICam software from Basler

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