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poler

[poh-ler]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that poles.
  2. pole horse.
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Origin of poler

First recorded in 1680–90; pole1 + -er1
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Related Words for poler

fragile, slim, lean, meager, gaunt, delicate, small, skinny, narrow, wan, emaciated, attenuate, slight, rarefied, pole, spare, stick, wasted, shadow, peaked

Examples from the Web for poler

Historical Examples of poler

  • He flunked in Greek and mathematics sufficiently to escape the epithet of Poler.

    The Eternal Boy

    Owen Johnson

  • Everyone at college is called a student, but a poler is one who studies to excess.

    The Adventures of a Freshman

    Jesse Lynch Williams

  • They jokingly called him "Poler Todd," and made him treat the whole club to cigars on the way back from dinner.

    The Adventures of a Freshman

    Jesse Lynch Williams


British Dictionary definitions for poler

poler

noun
  1. another name for pole horse
  2. a person or thing that poles, esp a punter
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