Pylon vs Pier - What's the difference?

pylon | pier |


As nouns the difference between pylon and pier

is that pylon is pylon (traffic cone) while pier is (lb) (l) (raised platform built from the shore out over water).

pylon

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple.
  • A tower-like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high-voltage electricity cables.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=The highway to the East Coast which ran through the borough of Ebbfield had always been a main road and even now, despite the vast garages, the pylons and the gaily painted factory glasshouses which had sprung up beside it, there still remained an occasional trace of past cultures.}}
  • (aviation)  A structure used to mount engines, missiles etc., to the underside of an aircraft wing or fuselage.
  • An obelisk.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author= , title=The Washington Monument , volume=100, issue=1, page=16 , magazine= citation , passage=The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a “true obelisk,” even though it is not. A true obelisk is a monolith, a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.}}
  • A traffic cone.
  • (American football)  An orange marker designating one of the four corners of the end zone in American football.
  • pier

    English

    (wikipedia pier)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A raised platform built from the shore out over water, supported on piles; used to secure, or provide access to shipping; a jetty.
  • A similar structure, especially at a seaside resort, used to provide entertainment.
  • (US, nautical) A structure that projects tangentially from the shoreline to accommodate ships; often double-sided.
  • A structure supporting the junction between two spans of a bridge.
  • (architecture) A rectangular pillar, or similar structure, that supports an arch, wall or roof.
  • Derived terms

    * abutment pier * pier glass * pierlike * pier table

    See also

    * jetty * mole * wharf

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