Pod vs Pylon - What's the difference?

pod | pylon |

As a preposition pod

is (with accusative) under (destination to which something is moved).

As a noun pylon is

pylon (traffic cone).



Etymology 1

From (etyl) *.


(en noun)
  • (botany) a seed case for legumes (e.g. peas, beans, peppers)
  • a small vehicle, especially used in emergency situations
  • (obsolete, UK, dialect) A bag; a pouch.
  • (Tusser)
    Derived terms
    * peapod * seedpod
    * (sense) capsule, case, container, hull, husk, shell, vessel


  • To bear or produce pods
  • To remove peas from their case.
  • To swell or fill.
  • Etymology 2

    From a special use of Etymology 1. See above.


    (en noun)
  • A group of whales]], dolphins, seals, porpoises or [[hippopotamus, hippopotami.
  • Synonyms




    (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.