Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pole into the butt of which a steel point, or pick, is fastened: used by lumbermen.

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Examples

  • With the pickpole for a goadstick, down the brimming streams we go;

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)

  • After we went down to the shore, several of the men came out on the boom nearest to us, and, striking a single log, pushed it under and outside; then one man with a gallon jug slung to his back, taking a pickpole, pushed himself ashore on the small single log, -- a feat that seemed almost miraculous to me.

    A Study of Hawthorne

  • After we went down to the shore, several of the men came out on the boom nearest to us, and, striking a single log, pushed it under and outside; then one man with a gallon jug slung to his back, taking a pickpole, pushed himself ashore on the small single log, ” a feat that seemed almost miraculous to me.

    A Study Of Hawthorne

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