Entry from US English dictionary
A pole, mast, or tower that carries electric wires.
- As people snapped photographs of the bears, one of the cubs touched a high-voltage wire on a power pole in the parking lot and electrocuted itself.
- My responsibility was for the wires from the power pole to my house.
- I have been lying awake waiting for branches to come crashing through our front window, or a power pole to topple and electricity to arc across the road, or even our roof to be peeled away leaving us exposed like a tin of sardines.
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Syllabification: pow·er pole
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