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telephone pole Syllabification: tel·e·phone pole
Pronunciation: /ˈteləfōn ˌpōl/

Definition of telephone pole in English:


A tall pole used to carry telephone wires and other utility lines above the ground.
Example sentences
  • Picture a neighborhood of houses that all have cable modems and share the single split cable line coming from the telephone pole at the end of the block.
  • In other words, after warming up for ten minutes, sprint at breakneck speed for an indeterminate period of time toward an arbitrary goal, such as the end of the next block, or that third telephone pole.
  • The herbal companies took full advantage of their discovery, and tacked signs on every telephone pole offering to buy roots from diggers desperate for money.

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