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fish pole

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  1. fishing pole.

Origin of fish pole

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for fish pole

Historical Examples

  • I answered “Yes,” and, shouldering my fish-pole, started off across-lots.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls


  • A fish-pole is a great help in learning that necessary lesson.

    The Spring of the Year

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • Bob explained why they took the boat, and paid the rental for it, and for the fish-pole.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park

    Walter Prichard Eaton

  • Well take a fish-pole and a boat from the boat-house and catch a breakfast!

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park

    Walter Prichard Eaton

  • He carried a fish-pole in one hand, a navy-blue cap in the other.

    The Cinder Pond

    Carroll Watson Rankin