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telephone pole

noun
1.
a utility pole for supporting telephone wires.
Origin of telephone pole
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85
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  • The Germans gave us one ax, a telephone pole and one guard with a rifle.

  • There was an intersection in the road just down from the cabin with a telephone pole.

  • In the last lap his gasoline gave out, the aeroplane shot downward and was smashed against a telephone pole.

  • A hundred yards up the alley he found Lasky in the shadow of a telephone pole.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • "He jams down the accelerator and rams a telephone pole," pursued Fitzgerald.

    The Ambulance Made Two Trips William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • A telephone pole on the crest stretched out spectral arms and leaned away.

    Stubble

    George Looms
  • A telephone pole had a semi-lunar lump neatly cut out by a passing missile.

  • 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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