Maypole

[ mey-pohl ]
/ ˈmeɪˌpoʊl /

noun (often lowercase)

a tall pole, decorated with flowers and ribbons, around which people dance or engage in sports during May Day celebrations.

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Origin of Maypole

First recorded in 1545–55; May + pole1
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British Dictionary definitions for maypole

maypole
/ (ˈmeɪˌpəʊl) /

noun

a tall pole fixed upright in an open space during May-Day celebrations, around which people dance holding streamers attached at its head
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