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utility pole Line breaks: util|ity pole

Definition of utility pole in English:

noun

North American term for telegraph pole.
Example sentences
  • At present, operators are charged about $4 to attach cables to utility poles.
  • Where the two companies vary is in how they connect the Internet to your home from the utility pole or power line out back.
  • I suspect that most of us are accustomed to seeing utility poles with wires and mysterious gadgets on top, but I suppose the addition of the cellular boxes tips the poles over the edge of not blending in.

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