a slender pole or stick, usually with a metal point at one end, a loop for the hand at the other, and a disk near the lower end to prevent its sinking into snow, used in skiing to gain momentum, maintain balance, execute certain jumps, etc.
9 Words To Help You Navigate The Ski SlopesNewcomers to skiing might snowplow down the slopes, but adventurous skiers and snowboarders will hot-dog down the mountain.
Origin of ski pole
First recorded in 1920–25
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