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pogo stick

or po·go-stick

[poh-goh]
noun
  1. a long stick having a pair of handles at the top and, near the bottom, a pair of footrests attached to a powerful spring, so that by standing on the footrests while grasping the handles, one can propel oneself along in a series of leaps.
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Origin of pogo stick

1920–25; pogo, formerly a trademark
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British Dictionary definitions for pogo stick

pogo stick

noun
  1. a stout pole with a handle at the top, steps for the feet and a spring at the bottom, so that the user can spring up, down, and along on it
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Word Origin

C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for pogo stick

n.

1921; see pogo.

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