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1 pole /ˈpoʊl/ noun
plural poles
1 pole
/ˈpoʊl/
noun
plural poles
Learner's definition of POLE
[count]
: a long, straight piece of wood, metal, etc., that is often placed in the ground so that it stands straight up
see also flagpole, maypole, telegraph pole, telephone pole, totem pole

up the pole

British, informal
: crazy
compare 3pole
2 pole /ˈpoʊl/ verb
poles; poled; poling
2 pole
/ˈpoʊl/
verb
poles; poled; poling
Learner's definition of POLE
[+ object]
: to move (a boat) by using a pole to push against the bottom of a river, lake, etc.
3 pole /ˈpoʊl/ noun
plural poles
3 pole
/ˈpoʊl/
noun
plural poles
Learner's definition of POLE
[count]
: either end of the imaginary line around which something (such as the earth) turns see also north pole, south pole
technical
: either one of the two ends of a magnet
: the positive point or the negative point on a battery
: either one of two opposite positions, situations, etc.

poles apart

: as far apart or as different as possible
compare 1pole
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