totem pole Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"totem pole" in British English

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totem polenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​tallwoodenpole with ​symbolscut or ​painted on it that is ​part of the ​tradition of the Native Americans of the ​westcoast of Canada and the ​northern US
(Definition of totem pole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"totem pole" in American English

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totem polenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtoʊ·t̬əm ˌpoʊl/
a ​wooden pole with ​symbolscut or painted on it which is ​connected esp. with American ​Indians of the Northwest
(Definition of totem pole from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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