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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 southern ends of the earth or another planet, around which the planet turns: the North/South Pole
  • pole noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

either of the two ends of a magnet or two parts of a battery (= device that produces electricity) which have opposite charges
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"pole" in British English

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polenoun [C]

uk   /pəʊl/ us   /poʊl/
  • 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.

Polenoun [C]

uk   /pəʊl/ us   /poʊl/
a person from Poland
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