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English definition of “maypole”

maypole

noun [C]     /ˈmeɪ.pəʊl/ US  /-poʊl/
a tall pole with long ribbons (= narrow strips of cloth) fixed to the top of it, the ends of which people hold as they dance around the pole on the first of MayPoles, rods, shafts and sticksObjects and decorations connected with celebrations
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