- A native or inhabitant of Poland, or a person of Polish descent.More example sentences
- Right-wing renegades - an English-speaker and a Pole, rather than Afrikaners - were responsible.
- What about the Indians, the Pakistanis, the Italians, the Poles and the English.
- Our films speak only to 40 million Poles in Poland and a few more millions abroad.
via German from Polish Polanie, literally 'field-dwellers', from pole 'field'.
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- 1A long, slender, rounded piece of wood or metal, typically used with one end placed in the ground as a support for something: a tent poleMore example sentences
- But the Transport Research Laboratory has been working on a breakable fence with metal pins between the pole and support.
- The piece is based on a flock of birds in flight - long white poles support wing-shaped metal triangles in a curved line which echoes the movement of a flock.
- Another year passes and not so much as a tent pole in the ground.
- 1.1 Track & Field A long, slender, flexible rod of wood or fiberglass used by a competitor in pole-vaulting.More example sentences
- The way they make them now is with fibreglass, rather like old-fashioned pole-vault poles.
- During the pole vault, his pole snapped, sending him crashing on to the mat head first.
- Previous competitions also used poles made out of ash wood which was not flexible, and athletes would sort of climb up the pole as they jumped.
- 1.4A simple fishing rod.More example sentences
- There is, however, a Byzantium illustration depicting what appears to be a fishing rod or pole.
- Then, lift the pole so the hook and the bulk shot is clear of the water.
- Year-round you'll find young fishing enthusiasts as well as elderly fishermen relaxing on the wooden pier with their poles and bait.
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- Propel (a boat) by pushing a pole against the bottom of a river, canal, or lake.More example sentences
- If, for example, after grounding the operator tries to power off instead of calling for assistance or poling the boat to deeper water, it will create a ‘blow hole’ in the grass bed about the size of the hull.
- Parvat stopped poling the boat and thought for a moment.
- Kartik and Sanyas take turns poling the boat, the pole dramatic against the sky.
under bare poles
- Sailing With no sail set.More example sentences
- Even under bare poles a sailboat will heel right over, at least to decks awash, in hurricane force conditions.
- It's powering under bare poles on a day which is ideal for all sail aloft and, unless I've forgotten what she looks like, that's surely Crusty Lady Lily heading for the Gap.
- Sails were down and it was running under bare poles before the wind.
late Old English pāl (in early use without reference to thickness or length), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch paal and German Pfahl, based on Latin palus 'stake'.
- 1Either of the two locations ( North Pole or South Pole) on the surface of the earth (or of a celestial object) that are the northern and southern ends of the axis of rotation. See also celestial pole, magnetic pole.More example sentences
- The logic of the correction was to visualise a human form straddling the celestial North Pole and orientated with his feet toward the ground.
- Moreover, depending on the station's location relative to the pole and the season, it could be subject to extended periods of darkness.
- In the polar world, there are three classic expeditions, the North Pole, the South Pole and the Greenland Ice Cap.
- 1.1 Geometry Either of the two points at which the axis of a sphere intersects its surface.More example sentences
- Like the lines of longitude on Earth, each great circle eventually intersects with every other great circle at the poles of the sphere.
- Ibrahim proves in this work that the stereographic projection maps circles which do not pass through the pole of projection onto circles.
- You could try simply pushing the poles of a sphere toward each other, as if to make them pass through each other and change places.
- 1.2 Geometry A fixed point to which other points or lines are referred, e.g., the origin of polar coordinates or the point of which a line or curve is a polar.More example sentences
- Sturm's theoretical work in mathematical physics involved the study of caustic curves, and poles and polars of conic sections.
- His development of the pole and polar lines associated with conics led to the principle of duality.
- Hence, we can produce poles, polars, points, geodesics, angles, and so forth readily by converting back to the Poincare model.
- 1.3 Biology An extremity of the main axis of a cell, organ, or part.More example sentences
- The PAS-protein stain revealed that the cells at the shoot pole have a dense cytoplasm.
- Kinetochore microtubule bundles link sister chromosomes to the poles.
- The cytoplasm at the posterior pole is distinguished by large organelles, the polar granules, which contain both proteins and RNAs.
- 1.4Each of the two opposite points on the surface of a magnet at which magnetic forces are strongest.More example sentences
- Physically, they were like the opposite poles of a magnet.
- This attraction is similar to that of two opposite poles of a magnet.
- Accountability to the Treasury is the opposite pole of the magnet to entrepreneurial spirit.
- 1.5Each of two terminals (positive and negative) of an electric cell, battery, or machine.More example sentences
- Water molecules have poles of positive and negative electric charge that are known to create attractive forces between cells, known as van der Waals forces.
- 1.6One of two opposed or contradictory principles or ideas: Miriam and Rebecca represent two poles in the argument about transracial adoptionMore example sentences
- Two recent front page stories in this newspaper represent the poles of opinion on crime and punishment.
- After the fiery blast of energy that revitalized popular music-making, artists moved to the opposite pole.
- This zero-degree photography embodied the opposite pole of the daguerreotype's infinite clarity.
be poles apart
- Have nothing in common.More example sentences
- Given that politically, we are poles apart, there is quite a lot of common ground.
- In its emphasis on self-knowledge gained through the study of poetry and heroes, Emerson's idea of self-reliance is poles apart from the modern notion of self-esteem.
- If you've never watched it live before, do it at some point in your life - it'll make you realise why this country and the US will always be poles apart, but why we're all bred to have a soft spot for Hollywood in the first place.
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- High mountain ranges, especially those with a large north - south frontage, act as barriers to east - west circulation and force the atmospheric circulation into poleward diversions.
- But in the short-term, poleward range expansions of temperate-zone species will provide the major mechanism by which boreal and arctic diversity might increase.
- The relatively constant speed of a chromosome during poleward and antipoleward motion is difficult to explain from the behavior of conventional ATP-dependent motor proteins.
late Middle English: from Latin polus 'end of an axis', from Greek polos 'pivot, axis, sky'.
- short for pole position.More example sentences
- Hearn, who like Schmidt resides in Henderson, Nev., has a victory and two poles in the IndyCar Series.
- But now to come here and drive for a team that is as big as it is with the Rahal-Letterman and to get not only their first pole for them at Homestead, it was my first pole, and now it's all of our first poles here again at Indy.
- He started from the pole and captured the checkered flag driving a truck for Richard Childress.