Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a support structure.
  • n. a balancing pole used by rope dancers
  • n. a long pole, normally with a hook, used to push barges upstream.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A support; -- used in composition.
  • n. A ropedancer's balancing pole.
  • n. A long boat hook by which barges are propelled against the stream.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A prop or support.
  • n. A rope-dancers' pole.
  • n. A pole to impel or steer a boat.

Etymologies

Old French poi ("small hill"), from Latin podium, see podium for more information. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Her poy will be a creat pard some tay, and sing pefore ta Stuart kings, when they come pack to Holyrood!"

    Malcolm

  • The "poy" arrived from the baker's in the hands of one of the little choir-boy's brothers at the proper hour: and at four o'clock Pen found himself at dinner -- actually at dinner with the greatest tragic actress in the world, and her father -- with the handsomest woman in all creation -- with his first and only love, whom he had adored ever since when?

    The History of Pendennis

  • But a new site called POIFriend. com (pronounced "poy-friend") lets you download custom-made POIs to your GPS unit that matters to you, whether it's the best places for chicken wings in your city, Segway tours in Los Angeles, all NFL stadiums or every Target, Wal-Mart or Best Buy location across the U.S.

    Share your 'POIs' with GPS lovin' friends

  • *Wonders why anyone would take pois… poy… medicine from B.C.

    It’s an - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • You cannot produce this list and not include the name that Dick Black liked to butcher … David Poisson (Pwa - sahn nor poy son).

    Waldo Jaquith - 5 names in Virginia politics that you’re probably mispronouncing.

  • If you're interested in swing dance footage, there's over 30GB of vintage and contemporary swing dancing clips at dans. poy.no.

    Boing Boing: May 14, 2006 - May 20, 2006 Archives

  • Go to Time. com/poy, and leave a message about the 1000 people she ignored while buying her 2000 dollar shoes.

    What We Did Not Find In South Korea

  • Papa sayt, ‘Karl vill never be one opedient poy,’ ant still scoltet ant ponishet me.

    Boyhood

  • Furthermore, if he took this chance to describe certain key factors, a realization of their importance might dawn for the poy, and that might someday make a difference.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Soon we saw a broad creek with a handsome stone bridge over it, and on the other side an unusually large house of two stories, which turned out to belong to the Te-poy, or local magistrate of the place.

    St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 4, February 1878

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