Definition of maypole in English:


Line breaks: may|pole
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪpəʊl


  • A painted pole, decorated with flowers, round which people traditionally dance on May Day holding long ribbons attached to the top: the schoolchildren dance round a short maypole erected on the green
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    • I'm a little too old and far too creaky to dance round the maypole but I did do a little jig by the oak tree.
    • Whatever happened to good old May Queen's, Morris dancing and ribbon dancing around a maypole.
    • In many countries, a maypole with long ribbons attached to the top is part of the celebration.

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