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barber pole a pole or cylinder with red and white spiral stripes, by which barbers indicate the location of their shops.
celestial pole either of two points in the celestial sphere that the earth's axis would intersect if it were extended.
fishing pole any long slender pole with a line and a hook attached to one end that is used to catch fish.
magnetic pole either of the two points of a magnet where the lines of magnetic force meet and are strongest. [2 definitions]
North Pole the point on the earth's surface that is farthest north. The North Pole is intersected by the northern end of the earth's axis.
pole bean any vinelike variety of bean that can twine upward around a pole, stake, trellis, or the like. (Cf. bush bean.)
pole vault an athletic event in which a person uses a long pole to leap over a bar set high above the ground.
pole-vault to vault over a high crossbar with the aid of a pole; perform a pole vault.
ski pole a slender pole with a disk near the lower end and a strap or grip at the top for the hand, used in pairs by skiers.
South Pole the point on the earth's surface that is farthest south. The South Pole is intersected by the southern end of the earth's axis.
totem pole a wooden pole that is carved and painted with totem images. Totem poles were raised outside the homes of some native peoples who lived near the Pacific coast in northwestern North America.