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pole1 British & World English

A long, slender, rounded piece of wood or metal, typically used with one end placed in the ground as a support for something

pole2 British & World English

Either of the two locations (North Pole or South Pole) on the surface of the earth (or of a celestial object) which are the northern and southern ends of the axis of rotation

pole3 British & World English

Short for pole position.

Pole British & World English

A native or inhabitant of Poland, or a person of Polish descent

pole1 English Thesaurus

the notice was pinned on a wooden pole

pole2 English Thesaurus

our points of view are at opposite poles

pole New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

location at the northern or southern ends of the earth's (or a celestial object's) axis of rotation

pole barn British & World English

A farm building which has sides consisting of poles covered with wire mesh

pole bean British & World English

A climbing bean

Pole Star British & World English

A fairly bright star located within one degree of the celestial north pole, in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is a triple star, the bright component of which is a cepheid variable

ski pole British & World English

Either of two light metal poles held by a skier to assist in balance or propulsion

tent pole British & World English

A pole supporting a tent

Pole Star New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

bright star located near the celestial north pole

animal pole British & World English

The portion of an ovum that contains the nucleus and less yolk, opposite the vegetal pole

greasy pole British & World English

A pole covered with grease to make it more difficult to climb or walk along, used especially as a form of entertainment

pole lathe British & World English

An ancient form of lathe operated by a treadle, in which the work is turned by a cord passing round it and rotated back by the action of a springy pole or sapling attached to the top end

pole piece British & World English

A mass of iron forming the end of an electromagnet, through which the lines of magnetic force are concentrated and directed

pole vault British & World English

An athletic event in which competitors attempt to vault over a high bar with the aid of an extremely long flexible pole

power pole British & World English

A pole, mast, or tower that carries electric wires

ridge pole British & World English

The horizontal pole of a long tent

square pole British & World English

Another term for perch222.

stobie pole British & World English

(In South Australia) a pole that carries electricity cables above ground

totem pole British & World English

A pole on which totems are hung or on which the images of totems are carved

pole vault New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

barber's pole British & World English

A pole painted with spiralling red and white stripes and hung outside barbers' shops as a business sign

fishing pole British & World English

A fishing rod, especially a simple one with no reel

magnetic pole British & World English

Each of the points near the extremities of the axis of rotation of the earth or another celestial body where a magnetic needle dips vertically

negative pole British & World English

The south-seeking pole of a magnet

pole building British & World English

A quickly constructed building in which vertical poles are secured in the ground to serve as both the foundation and framework

pole bullock British & World English

A bullock which is one of a pair forming the rear of a team pulling a large vehicle

pole dancing British & World English

Erotic dancing which involves swinging around a fixed pole

pole position British & World English

The most favourable position at the start of a motor race

positive pole British & World English

A north-seeking pole of a magnet

pukamani pole British & World English

A decorated pole used in burial rituals by the Tiwi people of Bathurst and Melville Islands

ranging pole British & World English

A pole or rod used for setting a straight line

utility pole British & World English

North American term for telegraph pole.

vegetal pole British & World English

The portion of an ovum opposite the animal pole, containing most of the yolk and little cytoplasm

celestial pole British & World English

The point on the celestial sphere directly above either of the earth’s geographic poles, around which the stars and planets appear to rotate during the course of the night

telegraph pole British & World English

A tall pole used to carry telegraph or telephone wires above the ground

telephone pole British & World English

A tall pole used to carry telephone wires and other utility lines above the ground

poleaxe British & World English

another term for battleaxe111.

beanpole British & World English

A stick for supporting bean plants

polestar British & World English

another term for Polaris.

bargepole British & World English

A long pole used to propel a barge and fend off obstacles


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