Pry pole
Pry Pry, n. [Corrupted fr. prize a lever. See {Prize}, n.] A lever; also, leverage. [Local, U. S. & Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Pry pole}, the pole which forms the prop of a hoisting gin, and stands facing the windlass. [1913 Webster]


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