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fishing pole

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

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95
Also called fish pole.
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rod

Examples from the Web for fishing pole

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Stuyvesant

    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.