[ poh-ler ]

  1. a person or thing that poles.

Origin of poler

First recorded in 1680–90; pole1 + -er1

Words Nearby poler

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How to use poler in a sentence

  • I am going to stay ever so long this time, and work like an old near-side poler—see if I don't.

    Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • He flunked in Greek and mathematics sufficiently to escape the epithet of poler.

    The Eternal Boy | Owen Johnson
  • The bullocks were yoked up, and after going a short distance the off-side poler of one of the teams dropped dead.

    Reminiscences of Queensland | William Henry Corfield
  • 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


/ (ˈpəʊlə) /

  1. another name for pole horse

  2. a person or thing that poles, esp a punter

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