telephone pole


noun

a utility pole for supporting telephone wires.

Origin of telephone pole

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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