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poler

[poh-ler] /ˈpoʊ lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that poles.
Origin of poler
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; pole1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for poler
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  • He flunked in Greek and mathematics sufficiently to escape the epithet of poler.

    The Eternal Boy Owen Johnson
  • Everyone at college is called a student, but a poler is one who studies to excess.

    The Adventures of a Freshman Jesse Lynch Williams
  • They jokingly called him "poler Todd," and made him treat the whole club to cigars on the way back from dinner.

    The Adventures of a Freshman Jesse Lynch Williams
British Dictionary definitions for poler

poler

/ˈpəʊlə/
noun
1.
another name for pole horse
2.
a person or thing that poles, esp a punter
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