Totem pole
Totem pole To"tem pole or Totem post To"tem post A pole or pillar, carved and painted with a series of totemic symbols, set up before the house of certain Indian tribes of the northwest coast of North America, esp. Indians of the Koluschan stock. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • totem pole — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms totem pole : singular totem pole plural totem poles a tall wooden pole decorated with totems, made by Native American people …   English dictionary

  • totem pole — noun (C) 1 a tall wooden pole with one or more totems cut or painted on it, made by the Native Americans of northwest North America 2 low man on the totem pole AmE someone of low rank in an organization or business …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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