- short for opinion poll.
- 3a hornless animal, especially one of a breed of hornless cattle. See also red poll.
Middle English (in the sense 'head'): perhaps of Low German origin. The original sense was 'head', and hence 'an individual person among a number', from which developed the sense 'number of people ascertained by counting of heads' and then 'counting of heads or of votes' (17th century)