or barber's pole
a pole with red and white spiral stripes symbolizing the barber's former sideline of surgery.
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- barber chair,
- barber college,
- barber of seville, the,
- barber's itch,
- barber's pole,
- barber, samuel,
Origin of barber pole
First recorded in 1675–85
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a sign outside a barber's shop consisting of a pole painted with red and white spiral stripes
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