long pole

long pole
a fishing rod used in match fishing in Europe. Up to 16 m long and composed of 1.0-1.5 m sections

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  • long-pole item — n. Those of you who enjoy the occasional camping trip may recognize the provenance of this one: The long pole holds up the center of the tent and is therefore the most essential structural item. Likewise, a long pole item is the most essential… …   Business English jargon and slang

  • pole´vault´er — pole vault, a vault over a high, horizontal bar between uprights, by using a long pole. pole vault «POHL VLT», intransitive verb. to jump or leap over a high horizontal bar by using a long pole. –pole´vault´er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pole vault — n the pole vault the sport of jumping over a high bar using a long pole >pole vaulter n >pole vaulting n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pole vault, the — pole ,vault, the noun a sport in which you use a long pole to push yourself over a high bar ╾ pole ,vault verb intransitive ╾ pole ,vaulter noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pole vault — pole′ vault n. 1) spo a field event in which a vault over a crossbar is performed with the aid of a long pole 2) spo a vault so performed • Etymology: 1890–95 pole′ vault , v.i. pole′ vault er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Pole weapon — A selection of polearms, mostly halberds A pole weapon or polearm is a close combat weapon in which the main fighting part of the weapon is placed on the end of a long shaft, typically of wood, thereby extending the user s effective range. Spears …   Wikipedia

  • pole vault — Track. 1. a field event in which a leap or vault over a crossbar is performed with the aid of a long pole. 2. a leap or vault so performed. [1890 95] * * * Track and field event consisting of a vault for height over a crossbar with the aid of a… …   Universalium

  • pole — 1) any fishing rod (a device to carry and project a fishing line, hook(s) and bait or lures. The construction of rods is both a craft and a science and there is an immense variety of types) 2) a very long rod blank, held by hand and fished… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pole vault — noun a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole • Syn: ↑pole vaulting, ↑pole jump, ↑pole jumping • Hypernyms: ↑field event • Part Meronyms: ↑run up * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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