A male figure used as a pillar to support an entablature or other structure.
Early 17th century: via Latin from Greek telamōnes, plural of Telamōn, the name of a mythical hero.
“While time has obscured the faces and features, you can still tell the structure is held up by telamon.”
With regard to, or at the level of, orders in a taxonomic system; according to an ordinal number, system, etc.; on an ordinal scale; with regard to order.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review. From ordinal + -ly.