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1    a large vertical steel tower-like structure supporting high-tension electrical cables  
2    a post or tower for guiding pilots or marking a turning point in a race  
3    a streamlined aircraft structure for attaching an engine pod, external fuel tank, etc., to the main body of the aircraft  
4    a monumental gateway, such as one at the entrance to an ancient Egyptian temple  
5    a temporary artificial leg  
     (C19: from Greek pulon a gateway)  
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Pylos, PLO, plonk, pyloric

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