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- n. A stake or pole serving as a sign at an alehouse, often with a garland or "bush" attached.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stake or pole projecting from, or set up before, an alehouse, as a sign; an alepole. At the end was commonly suspended a garland, a bunch of leaves, or a “bush.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stake having a garland or bush of twigs at the top of it, set up as a sign before an ale-house.
- n. Also called ale-pole, ale-post.
ale + stake (Wiktionary)