- a utility pole for supporting telephone wires.
Origin of telephone pole
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for telephone pole
Historical Examples of telephone pole
The machine halted, but with a telephone-pole almost between the front wheels!Motor Matt's Mystery
Stanley R. Matthews