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meridian an imaginary circle around the earth that passes through the North and the South Pole, or either half of such a circle from one pole to the other. [1/2 definitions]
North Pole the point on the earth's surface that is farthest north. The North Pole is intersected by the northern end of the earth's axis.
oar a long pole that is wide and flat at one end. Oars are used to row or steer a boat.
ozone hole an area in the ozone layer where the ozone becomes thin. There is a large ozone hole over Antarctica and a smaller one over the North Pole. Scientists warn us this is dangerous.
polar of or having to do with the North Pole or South Pole of the earth.
pole vault an athletic event in which a person uses a long pole to leap over a bar set high above the ground.
post1 a pole or stake placed upright in the ground to mark or support something. [1/3 definitions]
quarterstaff a long, strong, wooden pole with an iron tip, used in the past as a weapon.
shaft a tall, straight pole or support. [1/6 definitions]
sound3 to measure the depth of with a pole or a weight attached to a line. [1/2 definitions]
South Pole the point on the earth's surface that is farthest south. The South Pole is intersected by the southern end of the earth's axis.
staff1 a pole or rod often used as an aid in walking or hiking; walking stick. [2/5 definitions]
stilt a long, thin pole with a block to rest the foot upon. With a pair of stilts, a person can walk above the ground. [1/2 definitions]
totem pole a wooden pole that is carved and painted with totem images. Totem poles were raised outside the homes of some native peoples who lived near the Pacific coast in northwestern North America.
vault2 to jump, leap, or spring over, using the hands or a pole as a support. [1/2 definitions]