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telephone pole

a utility pole for supporting telephone wires.
Origin of telephone pole
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A hundred yards up the alley he found Lasky in the shadow of a telephone pole.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • There was an intersection in the road just down from the cabin with a telephone pole.

  • The first auto will put him through a street car and over a telephone pole.

    The Cruise of a Schooner Albert W. Harris
  • In the last lap his gasoline gave out, the aeroplane shot downward and was smashed against a telephone pole.

  • The automobile lasted some two weeks and came to a violent end against a telephone pole.

    The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck
  • A telephone pole had a semi-lunar lump neatly cut out by a passing missile.

  • Again and again the already injured sled was smashed heavily against a telephone pole.

  • Ferral climbed up on the fence and sat down on the top board, and Matt leaned against the telephone pole.

    Motor Matt's Daring Rescue Stanley R. Matthews

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