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pole horse

  

      n   a horse harnessed alongside the shaft (pole) of a vehicle,   (Also called)    poler  
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pole          [1]  
      n  
1    a long slender usually round piece of wood, metal, or other material  
2    the piece of timber on each side of which a pair of carriage horses are hitched  
3       another name for       rod       7  
4      (Horse racing)     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
a    the inside lane of a racecourse  
b    (as modifier)  
the pole position     
c    one of a number of markers placed at intervals of one sixteenth of a mile along the side of a racecourse  
5      (Nautical)  
a    any light spar  
b    the part of a mast between the head and the attachment of the uppermost shrouds  
6    under bare poles     (Nautical)   (of a sailing vessel) with no sails set  
7    up the pole     (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)  
informal  
a    slightly mad  
b    mistaken; on the wrong track  
      vb  
8    tr   to strike or push with a pole  
9    tr  
a    to set out (an area of land or garden) with poles  
b    to support (a crop, such as hops or beans) on poles  
10    tr   to deoxidize (a molten metal, esp. copper) by stirring it with green wood  
11    to punt (a boat)  
     (Old English pal, from Latin palus a stake, prop; see pale2)  

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pole         

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1]  

      n   bar, mast, post, rod, shaft, spar, staff, standard, stick  

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n.
1. conical-shaped iron basket brazier, holding a fire to be burned as a beacon 2. open lamp or firepan carried on a pole, once used as portable illumination
[Hist.]
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
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