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pai-loo

[pahy-loh]
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noun, plural pai-loo, pai-loos.
  1. (in Chinese architecture) a decorative or monumental gateway having a trabeated form with three compartments, the central one higher than the others.

Origin of pai-loo

1830–40; < Chinese páilou (paí tablet + lóu tower)
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