Definitions

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  • noun A fixed metal pole, installed in a multi-storey building or firehouse, that allows the occupants to quickly descend floors.

Etymologies

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fire +‎ pole

Examples

  • Finally this year, in May, 2009, the renovation and move were complete and this summer, the executive work of Ignatius Press takes place in the firehouse (brass firepole included) on 1348 Tenth Avenue.

    Travel

  • Where other early animators drew 'straight ahead' from one motion to the next, Disney animators picked key positions and animated between them—a process reflected in the sketch (above) of Donald slipping down a firepole in 'Fire Chief' (1940).

    Photo-Op: Animal House

  • Finally this year, in May, 2009, the renovation and move were complete and this summer, the executive work of Ignatius Press takes place in the firehouse (brass firepole included) on 1348 Tenth Avenue.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • Dr. Raymond Stantz sliding down the firepole when they buy Ghostbusters HQ sums up everything I love about the character.

    Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Ghostbusters | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • Two of our offices have slides, and one actually has a firepole between floors.

    High-powered search for Arabic-speaking engineers

  • We cud go watch teh firemenz slide down teh firepole.

    Iz never dun dis befor - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Two of our offices have slides, and one actually has a firepole between floors.

    What are you going to be for Halloween?

  • Two of our offices have slides, and one actually has a firepole between floors.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Catherine looked up at the garish glowing neon sign on a pole looming over the sidewalk, featuring a red outline that suggested an overly endowed woman, sliding down a blue neon firepole; when the neon stripper reached the bottom, giant green letters…one at a time…spelled out DREAM DOLLS, then held and pulsed…before the sequence started again.

    Sin City

  • Catherine looked up at the garish glowing neon sign on a pole looming over the sidewalk, featuring a red outline that suggested an overly endowed woman, sliding down a blue neon firepole; when the neon stripper reached the bottom, giant green letters…one at a time…spelled out DREAM DOLLS, then held and pulsed…before the sequence started again.

    Sin City

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