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pole Idioms & Phrases


Antilogous pole

  • (Eccl.), that pole of a crystal which becomes negatively electrified when heated.
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barber's pole

  • noun striped pole outside a barbershop
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barge pole

  • noun a long pole used to propel or guide a barge
    • I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole
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celestial pole

  • noun one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere
    pole.
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Chimney lug, ∨ Lug pole

  • a pole on which a kettle is hung over the fire, either in a chimney or in the open air. Local, U.S.
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Consequent points, Consequent poles

  • (Magnetism), a number of poles distributed under certain conditions, along the axis of a magnetized steel bar, which regularly has but the two poles at the extremities.
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Depression of the pole

  • its apparent sinking, as the spectator goes toward the equator.
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fishing pole

  • noun a rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line
    fishing rod.
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Galactic poles

  • the poles of the galactic circle.
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Hop pole

  • noun a tall pole to support the wires on which the hop plant is trained
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  • a pole used to support hop vines.
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imp-pole

Imp"-pole` noun
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  1. (Building) A pole for supporting a scaffold.
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Leaping pole

  • a pole used in some games of leaping.
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Liberty pole

  • a tall flagstaff planted in the ground, often surmounted by a liberty cap. U. S.
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Magnetic pole

  • noun either of two points where the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field are vertical
    magnetic pole.
  • noun one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
    pole; magnetic pole.
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  • . See under Magnetic.
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Magnetic poles

  • noun either of two points where the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field are vertical
    magnetic pole.
  • noun one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
    pole; magnetic pole.
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  • the two points in the opposite polar regions of the earth at which the direction of the dipping needle is vertical.
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May pole

  • . See Maypole in the Vocabulary.
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nalogous pole

  • (Pyroelect.), that pole of a crystal which becomes positively electrified when heated.
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negative magnetic pole

  • noun the pole of a magnet that points toward the south when the magnet is suspended freely
    negative magnetic pole; negative pole.
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negative pole

  • noun the terminal of a battery that is connected to the negative plate
  • noun the pole of a magnet that points toward the south when the magnet is suspended freely
    negative magnetic pole; negative pole.
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north celestial pole

  • noun the celestial pole above the northern hemisphere; near Polaris
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North pole

  • noun the northernmost point of the Earth's axis
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  • that point in the heavens, or on the earth, ninety degrees from the equator toward the north.
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north-seeking pole

  • noun the pole of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is suspended freely
    north-seeking pole; positive magnetic pole.
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Pike pole

  • a long pole with a pike in one end, used in directing floating logs.
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Plunger pole

  • the pump rod of a pumping engine.
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Pole bean

  • noun a climbing bean plant that will climb a wall or tree or trellis
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  • (Bot.), any kind of bean which is customarily trained on poles, as the scarlet runner or the Lima bean.
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Pole flounder

  • (Zoöl.), a large deep-water flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus), native of the northern coasts of Europe and America, and much esteemed as a food fish; called also craig flounder, and pole fluke.
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pole horse

  • noun the horse having a starting position next to the inside rail in a harness race
  • noun a draft horse harnessed alongside the shaft or pole of a vehicle
    poler.
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pole jump

  • noun a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
    pole vault; pole jump; pole jumping.
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pole jumper

  • noun an athlete who jumps over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
    pole jumper; vaulter.
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pole jumping

  • noun a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
    pole vault; pole jump; pole jumping.
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Pole lathe

  • a simple form of lathe, or a substitute for a lathe, in which the work is turned by means of a cord passing around it, one end being fastened to the treadle, and the other to an elastic pole above.
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Pole mast

  • (Naut.), a mast formed from a single piece or from a single tree.
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Pole of a lens

  • (Opt.), the point where the principal axis meets the surface.
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Pole plate

  • (Arch.), a horizontal timber resting on the tiebeams of a roof and receiving the ends of the rafters. It differs from the plate in not resting on the wall.
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pole position

  • noun the most favorable position at the start of a race
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pole star

  • noun the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it
    Polaris; polestar; polar star; North Star.
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pole vault

  • noun a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
    pole vault; pole jump; pole jumping.
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pole vaulter

  • noun an athlete who jumps over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
    pole jumper; vaulter.
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pole vaulting

  • noun a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
    pole vault; pole jump; pole jumping.
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pole-handled

  • adjective satellite having a long handle
    long-handled.
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Poles of the earth, ∨ Terrestrial poles

  • (Geog.), the two opposite points on the earth's surface through which its axis passes.
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Poles of the heavens, ∨ Celestial poles

  • the two opposite points in the celestial sphere which coincide with the earth's axis produced, and about which the heavens appear to revolve.
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positive magnetic pole

  • noun the pole of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is suspended freely
    north-seeking pole; positive magnetic pole.
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Positive pole

  • noun the terminal of a battery that is connected to the positive plate
  • noun the pole of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is suspended freely
    north-seeking pole; positive magnetic pole.
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  • . (a) (Elec.) The pole of a battery or pile which yields positive or vitreous electricity; opposed to negative pole. (b) (Magnetism) The north pole . R.
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Prickly pole

  • (Bot.), a West Indian palm (Bactris Plumierana), the slender trunk of which bears many rings of long black prickles.
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Pry pole

  • the pole which forms the prop of a hoisting gin, and stands facing the windlass.
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range pole

  • noun surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors
    flagpole; range pole.
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ranging pole

  • noun surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors
    flagpole; range pole.
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Setting pole

  • a pole, often iron-pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water.
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Sheer pole

  • (Naut.), an iron rod lashed to the shrouds just above the dead-eyes and parallel to the ratlines.
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ski pole

  • noun a pole with metal points used as an aid in skiing
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Socket pole

  • a pole armed with iron fixed on by means of a socket, and used to propel boats, etc. U.S.
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south celestial pole

  • noun the celestial pole above the southern hemisphere
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south pole

  • noun the southernmost point of the Earth's axis
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south-seeking pole

  • noun the pole of a magnet that points toward the south when the magnet is suspended freely
    negative magnetic pole; negative pole.
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telegraph pole

  • noun tall pole supporting telephone wires
    telegraph pole; telegraph post.
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telephone pole

  • noun tall pole supporting telephone wires
    telegraph pole; telegraph post.
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To depress the pole

  • (Naut.), to cause the sidereal pole to appear lower or nearer the horizon, as by sailing toward the equator.
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totem pole

  • noun a tribal emblem consisting of a pillar carved and painted with totemic figures; erected by Indian tribes of the northwest Pacific coast
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Under bare poles

  • (Naut.), having no sail set.
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