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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.

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.
(Definition of pole noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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