- a light spar.
- that part of a mast between the uppermost standing rigging and the truck.
Idioms about pole
- Nautical. (of a sailing ship) with no sails set, as during a violent storm.
- stripped; naked; destitute: The thugs robbed him and left him under bare poles.
Origin of pole1
OTHER WORDS FROM polepoleless, adjectiveun·poled, adjective
Other definitions for pole (2 of 4)
- either end of an ideal axis in a nucleus, cell, or ovum, about which parts are more or less symmetrically arranged.
- either end of a spindle-shaped figure formed in a cell during mitosis.
- the place at which a cell extension or process begins, as a nerve cell axon or a flagellum.
- a singular point at which a given function of a complex variable can be expanded in a Laurent series beginning with a specified finite, negative power of the variable.
- origin (def. 6b).
Origin of pole2
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How to use pole in a sentence
Then point the pole spear at the target and release the shaft, causing it to shoot forward.
Jennifer Lopez did play a thieving, revenge-minded stripper who happened to be a pole dancer, but pole dancing is deep, deep, much deeper than anyone in Hollywood is likely to give it credit for.Know Your Flow: The Good Sh*t Guide to Pole Passions|Eugene Robinson|November 12, 2020|Ozy
Indeed, these days Pettit’s job involves finding other engineers like him, assembling the crack teams that place ice-penetrating radar and other equipment at both poles of the Earth.What You Can Learn from Living in Antarctica - Issue 92: Frontiers|Marissa Grunes|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
Most of those efforts focused on the large craters—some as massive as the Grand Canyon—near the lunar poles, which are known to be cold enough to maintain ice.New 3D moon models show it might hold up to 15,000 miles of frozen water|Kat Eschner|October 27, 2020|Popular-Science
Whether it’s true that long-term pole use hurts your balance remains untested.Scientists Weigh in on the Great Trekking Pole Debate|Alex Hutchinson|October 23, 2020|Outside Online
Poling lives in the same house he grew up in which, though still unassuming from the street, is much bigger now.
Suddenly, the medical bills that once plagued Poling were no longer an issue.
In 1994, Bill Poling was 36, unemployed and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
What if, Poling asks, Jackson never reached the age of accountability?
Now, for the first time, had they to take to oars and poling, the poles serving best in such shallow water.The Vee-Boers|Mayne Reid
They would then have clear poling ahead of them next day, to get them home to the Settlement in time for supper.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
After some time the water became too deep for poling, and the mate and the crew took to their oars.Voyages and Travels of Count Funnibos and Baron Stilkin|William H. G. Kingston
Slow progress was made by poling along the bank out of the swiftest part of the current.Travels in Alaska|John Muir
He was standing up in a flat-bottomed boat, poling down stream towards them, with the vigor and skill of a young Indian.Mary Ware in Texas|Annie F. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for pole (1 of 4)
- the inside lane of a racecourse
- (as modifier)the pole position
- one of a number of markers placed at intervals of one sixteenth of a mile along the side of a racecourse
- any light spar
- the part of a mast between the head and the attachment of the uppermost shrouds
- slightly mad
- mistaken; on the wrong track
- to set out (an area of land or garden) with poles
- to support (a crop, such as hops or beans) on poles
Word Origin for pole
British Dictionary definitions for pole (2 of 4)
- either of the two regions at the extremities of a magnet to which the lines of force converge or from which they diverge
- either of two points or regions in a piece of material, system, etc, at which there are opposite electric charges, as at the two terminals of a battery
- either end of the axis of a cell, spore, ovum, or similar body
- either end of the spindle formed during the metaphase of mitosis and meiosis
Word Origin for pole
British Dictionary definitions for pole (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for pole (4 of 4)
Scientific definitions for pole
- Either of the points at which an axis that passes through the center of a sphere intersects the surface of the sphere.
- The fixed point used as a reference in a system of polar coordinates. It corresponds to the origin in the Cartesian coordinate system.
- Geography Either of the points at which the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface; the North Pole or South Pole.
- Either of the two similar points on another planet.
- Either of the two points at the extremities of the axis of an organ or body.
- Either end of the spindle formed in a cell during mitosis.
Other Idioms and Phrases with pole
see low man on the totem pole; not touch with a ten-foot pole.