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1. flagpole

noun. ['ˈflægˌpoʊl'] surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors.

Synonyms

  • surveying instrument
  • surveyor's instrument
  • ranging pole

Etymology

  • flag (English)
  • flag (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pole (English)
  • pole (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Flagpole

  • dipole
  • harpole
  • interpol
  • lodgepole
  • metropol
  • monopole
  • redpoll
  • stackpole
  • tadpole
  • vanderpoel
  • walpole
  • wampole

Example sentences of the word flagpole


1. Noun, singular or mass
The pipe should be wide enough to slip over the bottom end of the flagpole.

2. Adjective
Like a dance marathon, flagpole sitting was a test of endurance.

3. Noun, plural
The ropes you tie to your flagpole are known as the halyard.

Quotes containing the word flagpole


1. There’s truth and honor in a mustache. And that’s why I started flying one on the flagpole outside of my house.
- Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

2. flagpole

noun. ['ˈflægˌpoʊl'] a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised.

Synonyms

  • staff

Etymology

  • flag (English)
  • flag (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pole (English)
  • pole (Middle English (1100-1500))
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