pai-loo

[ pahy-loh ]
/ ˈpaɪˈloʊ /

noun, plural pai-loo, pai-loos.

(in Chinese architecture) a decorative or monumental gateway having a trabeated form with three compartments, the central one higher than the others.

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Origin of pai-loo

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