Pole bean(Bot.), any kind of bean which is customarily trained on poles, as the scarlet runner or the Lima bean.Pole flounder(Zoöl.), a large deep-water flounder native of the northern coasts of Europe and America, and much esteemed as a food fish; — called also craig flounder, and pole fluke.Pole lathe, a simple form of lathe, or a substitute for a lathe, in which the work is turned by means of a cord passing around it, one end being fastened to the treadle, and the other to an elastic pole above. Pole mast(Naut.), a mast formed from a single piece or from a single tree.Pole of a lens(Opt.), the point where the principal axis meets the surface.Pole plate(Arch.), a horizontal timber resting on the tiebeams of a roof and receiving the ends of the rafters. It differs from the plate in not resting on the wall.

(Pole), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Poling.]

1. To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.

2. To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.

3. To impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.

4. To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.

(Pole), n. [L. polus, Gr. a pivot or hinge on which anything turns, an axis, a pole; akin to to move: cf. F. pôle.]

1. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.

2. (Spherics) A point upon the surface of a sphere equally distant from every part of the circumference of a great circle; or the point in which a diameter of the sphere perpendicular to the plane of such circle meets the surface. Such a point is called the pole of that circle; as, the pole of the horizon; the pole of the ecliptic; the pole of a given meridian.

3. (Physics) One of the opposite or contrasted parts or directions in which a polar force is manifested; a point of maximum intensity of a force which has two such points, or which has polarity; as, the poles of a magnet; the north pole of a needle.

(Pol"der) n. [D.] A tract of low land reclaimed from the sea by of high embankments. [Holland & Belgium]

(Pold"way`) n. [Cf. Poledavy.] A kind of coarse bagging, — used for coal sacks. Weale.

(Pole) n. [Cf. G. Pole a Pole, Polen Poland.] A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.

(Pole), n. [As. pal, L. palus, akin to pangere to make fast. Cf. Pale a stake, Pact.]

1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A carriage pole, a wooden bar extending from the front axle of a carriage between the wheel horses, by which the carriage is guided and held back. (b) A flag pole, a pole on which a flag is supported. (c) A Maypole. See Maypole. (d) A barber's pole, a pole painted in stripes, used as a sign by barbers and hairdressers. (e) A pole on which climbing beans, hops, or other vines, are trained.

2. A measuring stick; also, a measure of length equal to 5 yards, or a square measure equal to 30 square yards; a rod; a perch. Bacon.

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