Poll
Poll Poll, n. [Akin to LG. polle the head, the crest of a bird, the top of a tree, OD. pol, polle, Dan. puld the crown of a hat.] 1. The head; the back part of the head. ``All flaxen was his poll.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals. [1913 Webster]

We are the greater poll, and in true fear They gave us our demands. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The muster file, rotten and sound, upon my life, amounts not to fifteen thousand poll. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election. [1913 Webster]

4. The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll. [1913 Webster]

All soldiers quartered in place are to remove . . . and not to return till one day after the poll is ended. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

5. pl. The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls. [1913 Webster]

6. The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax. [1913 Webster]

7. (Zo["o]l.) The European chub. See {Pollard}, 3 (a) . [1913 Webster]

{Poll book}, a register of persons entitled to vote at an election.

{Poll evil} (Far.), an inflammatory swelling or abscess on a horse's head, confined beneath the great ligament of the neck.

{Poll pick} (Mining), a pole having a heavy spike on the end, forming a kind of crowbar.

{Poll tax}, a tax levied by the head, or poll; a capitation tax. [1913 Webster]


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  • Poll — Poll, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Polling}.] 1. To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree. [1913 Webster] When he [Absalom] pollled his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poll — I (canvass) noun capitation, catalogue of persons, census, census report, census return, count, enumeration, evaluation, inquiry, numbering, numeration, public opinion, questionary, questionnaire, register, registration, return, statistic, survey …   Law dictionary

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  • poll — s.n. (Anglicism) 1. Listă, registru electoral. 2. Urnă de vot; numărul voturilor în alegeri; (p. ext.) consultare publică pentru a afla părerea cetăţenilor asupra unei chestiuni de interes general; sondaj de opinie. v. TOP4. [pron. pol. / <… …   Dicționar Român

  • poll — pōl n the head or a part of it esp the region between the ears of some quadrupeds (as a horse) poll vt to cut off or cut short the horns of (cattle) poll adj having no horns * * * (pōl) the back part of the head, especially that of an animal …   Medical dictionary

  • poll — [pōl] n. [ME pol < or akin to MDu, top of the head, head] 1. the head; esp., the crown, back, or hair of the head 2. an individual person, esp. one among several 3. a counting, listing, or register of persons, esp. of voters 4. a voting or… …   English World dictionary

  • Poll — Poll, n. [From Polly, The proper name.] A parrot; familiarly so called. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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