[ been-pohl ]
See synonyms for beanpole on
  1. a tall pole for a bean plant to climb on.

  2. Informal. a tall, lanky person.

Origin of beanpole

First recorded in 1790–1800; bean + pole1

Words Nearby beanpole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use beanpole in a sentence

  • The beanpole mast had broken off close to where it was stuck in a crack in the barn door, and the sail had fallen on Sue.

  • A great big thin fellow, as tall as a beanpole, with enormous yellow tusks, which he gnashed like a boar.

    Men in War | Andreas Latzko

British Dictionary definitions for beanpole


/ (ˈbiːnˌpəʊl) /

  1. a tall stick or pole used to support bean plants

  2. slang a tall thin person

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