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"pole" in British English

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polenoun [C]

uk   /pəʊl/  us   /poʊl/
  • pole noun [C] (STICK)

C2 a ​long, ​thinstick of ​wood or ​metal, often used ​standingstraight up in the ​ground to ​support things: a ​telegraph/​electricity pole A ​flagfluttered from a 40-foot pole.

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  • pole noun [C] (PLACE)

either of the two ​points at the most ​northern and most ​southernends of the ​earth, around which the ​earthturns: the ​North/​South Pole Most ​weathersatellites are ​stationed over the Equator or ​travel over the poles.

Polenoun [C]

uk   /pəʊl/  us   /poʊl/
a ​person from Poland
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(Definition of pole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pole" in American English

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polenoun [C]

 us   /poʊl/
  • pole noun [C] (STICK)

a ​long, usually round, ​piece of ​wood or ​metal, often used to ​support something: a ​telephone pole a ​tent pole
  • pole noun [C] (PLACE)

either of the two ​points at the most ​northern and most ​southernends of the ​earth or another ​planet, around which the ​planetturns: the ​North/​South Pole
  • pole noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

either of the two ​ends of a ​magnet or two ​parts of a ​battery (= ​device that ​produceselectricity) which have ​oppositecharges
(Definition of pole from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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