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pole

noun [C] uk   /pəʊl/ us    /poʊl/

pole noun [C] (STICK)

C2 a long, thin stick of wood or metal, often used standing straight up in the ground to support things: a telegraph/electricity pole A flag fluttered from a 40-foot pole.
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pole noun [C] (PLACE)

either of the two points at the most northern and most southern ends of the Earth, around which the Earth turns: the North/South Pole Most weather satellites are stationed over the Equator or travel over the poles.

pole noun [C] (OPPOSITE)

either of two completely opposite or different opinions, positions, or qualities: These two men might be thought to represent the opposite poles of economic ideology.
Translations of “pole”
in Korean 막대기…
in Arabic عَصا طَويلة…
in French pôle…
in Turkish direk, sırık…
in Italian palo, paletto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 杆, 杆,柱…
in Russian столб, шест, кол…
in Polish słup, słupek, maszt…
in Spanish polo…
in Portuguese vara…
in German der Pol, der Himmelspol…
in Catalan pal…
in Japanese (長い)棒, 柱, ポール…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杆, 杆,柱…
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