Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pole fastened so that its elasticity can be used for some mechanical purpose.

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Examples

  • It was a rawhide rope stretched there by Conan, and it tripped a spring-pole which started a sudden avalanche that overwhelmed all the soldiers except Nestor, who escaped, bruised, and with his armor scratched and dinted.

    The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

  • It was a rawhide rope stretched there by Conan, and it tripped a spring-pole which started a sudden avalanche that overwhelmed all the soldiers except Nestor, who escaped, bruised, and with his armor scratched and dinted.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • It was a rawhide rope stretched there by Conan, and it tripped a spring-pole which started a sudden avalanche that overwhelmed all the soldiers except Nestor, who escaped, bruised, and with his armor scratched and dented.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • The loop is set about eighteen inches in diameter, and is attached to either a spring-pole or a tossing-pole -- or, more correctly speaking, a tree sufficiently large to raise and support the weight of the bear.

    The Drama of the Forests Romance and Adventure

  • A spring-pole is made by setting a springy pole in such a position that when the snare is sprung, the tension is released, and the pole, springing up, hauls the animal against a stationary bar set horizontally above the loop of the snare, and holds the quarry there.

    The Drama of the Forests Romance and Adventure

  • a plunger-pole that was attached to a spring-pole overhead.

    Chapter 16

  • a plunger-pole that was attached to a spring-pole overhead.

    Chapter 16

  • a spring-pole; the difference being that a tossing-pole is usually made by bending down a small tree -- the size of the tree being determined by the size of the game -- to the top of which is fastened the snare; or the tossing-pole may be made by cutting a pole for that purpose.

    The Drama of the Forests Romance and Adventure

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