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1    (in motor racing) the starting position on the inside of the front row, generally considered the best one  
2    an advantageous starting position  
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pole          [1]  
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.)  
a    slightly mad  
b    mistaken; on the wrong track  
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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      n   bar, mast, post, rod, shaft, spar, staff, standard, stick  

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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
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
have similar qualities or a similar size, position etc to something else
When I was in the 8th grade in Japan, I broke down my right hand, so I needed to write everything by my left hand and my left hand writing did not correspond to my right one.
1. throw someone or something out of a window 2. [fig.][fam.] dismiss/remove (sb) from a position of authority/power
Ex1: The inspector considers the assumption that the victim might have been defenastrated. Ex2: Due to the lack of results, the decision was taken to 'defenestrate' the manager.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
Poisonously vicious person in position of power who is not immediately identified as such. Both sexes. Euphemism.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
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