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py·lon

(pī'lon),
A simple prosthesis, usually without joints, for a lower limb amputation.
[G. gateway]

pylon

[pī′lon]
Etymology: Gk, gate
an artificial lower limb, often a narrow vertical support consisting of a socket with wooden side supports and a rubber-clad peg end. It may be used as a temporary prosthesis.
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As a result, Quetta and other respective areas of Sibi district were deprived of electric supply after damages to electricity pylon of high transmission line.
According to police, unidentified men had planted a multi kilogram of explosive material in an electricity pylon near security check post at Sariab Road which resulting killing of one man and injuries to 5 others.
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Britain's only register of electricity pylon serial numbers.
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