fishing pole


a long, slender rod of wood or other material with a line and hook fastened to one end for use in catching fish.

Origin of fishing pole

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95
Also called fish pole. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Examples from the Web for fishing pole

Historical Examples of fishing pole

  • Marco said that he was very sorry that he had not time to go and get his fishing-pole.

    Forests of Maine

    Jacob S. Abbott

  • I'm going to cut a fishing-pole, and will be back in a minute.

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI

    Louisa M. Alcott

  • The boy looked round, without, however, moving his fishing-pole.


    Jacob Abbott

  • He began to whistle, and, drawing his knife, he went into the brush to cut a fishing-pole.

  • Over his shoulder was a fishing-pole of a length of thirty feet or more.