- a long, slender rod of wood or other material with a line and hook fastened to one end for use in catching fish.
Origin of fishing pole
An Americanism dating back to 1785–95
Also called fish pole.
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Examples from the Web for fishing pole
Marco said that he was very sorry that he had not time to go and get his fishing-pole.Forests of Maine
Jacob S. Abbott
I'm going to cut a fishing-pole, and will be back in a minute.Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI
Louisa M. Alcott
The boy looked round, without, however, moving his fishing-pole.Stuyvesant
He began to whistle, and, drawing his knife, he went into the brush to cut a fishing-pole.The U.P. Trail
Over his shoulder was a fishing-pole of a length of thirty feet or more.Sometub's Cruise on the C. & O. Canal
John Pryor Cowan