What is pole?

  • (noun): A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pole:

Trolley Pole - Description of The Device
... A trolley pole is not "attached" to the overhead wire ... The pole sits atop a sprung base on the roof of the vehicle, with springs providing the pressure to keep the trolley wheel or shoe in contact with the wire ... If the pole is made of wood, a cable brings the electrical current down to the vehicle ...
1990 Indianapolis 500 - Practice and Qualifying - Time Trials - Saturday May 12
... Pole day was scheduled for Saturday May 12, with Al Unser, Jr ... and Emerson Fittipaldi the favorites for the pole position ... Rain closed the track for the day, and postponed pole qualifying until Sunday ...
Pole - Politics
... Pole (Venezuela) (Polo), a political party in Venezuela. ...
1981 Indianapolis 500 - Practice and Qualifying - Time Trials - Weekend 1
... On Saturday May 9, rain delayed the start of pole position time trials until 334 p.m ... Foyt was the fastest of the nine, sitting on the provisional pole at 196.078 mph (315.557 km/h) ... and pushed pole qualifying into the next day ...
Dick Pole
... Richard Henry Pole (born October 13, 1950) is a retired Major League Baseball player and a former Cincinnati Reds pitching coach ... A right-handed pitcher, Pole was 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall and weighed 210 pounds (95 kg) during his playing career ...

More definitions of "pole":

  • (verb): Support on poles.
    Example: "Pole climbing plants like beans"
  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of Poland.
  • (noun): A linear measure of 16.5 feet.
    Synonyms: perch, rod
  • (noun): One of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions.
    Example: "They are at opposite poles"; "they are poles apart"
  • (noun): A long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic.
  • (noun): A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
    Synonyms: terminal
  • (noun): A square rod of land.
    Synonyms: perch, rod
  • (noun): One of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated.
    Synonyms: magnetic pole
  • (noun): One of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface.
  • (verb): Deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole.
  • (noun): One of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere.
    Synonyms: celestial pole
  • (verb): Propel with a pole.
    Example: "Pole barges on the river"
    Synonyms: punt

Famous quotes containing the word pole:

    Midwinter spring is its own season
    Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown,
    Suspended in time, between pole and tropic.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Oh Sleep! it is a gentle thing,
    Beloved from pole to pole!
    To Mary Queen the praise be given!
    She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
    That slid into my soul.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    I wouldn’t take the Pope too seriously. He’s a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third.
    Muriel Spark (b. 1918)