verb Etymology: pitchpole somersault, from 3pitch + pole, poll head Date: 1851 intransitive verb to turn end over end <
the catamaran pitchpoled
transitive verb to cause to turn end over end

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  • pitchpole — verb /ˈpɪtʃpoʊl/ To capsize end over end, as in heavy surf …   Wiktionary

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  • pitchpole — I. noun also pitchpoll ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: pitch (III) + poll (head) : somersault II. verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hobie cat — A Hobie Cat is a small catamaran (or two hulled) sailboat manufactured by the Hobie Cat Company of Oceanside, California, USA. Begun as a manufacturer of surf boards in the late 1950s, Hobie (named after Hobie Alter, the company s founder) began… …   Wikipedia

  • pitchpoll — I. noun see pitchpole I II. verb see pitchpole II …   Useful english dictionary

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  • capsize — Synonyms and related words: be lost, careen, come a cropper, culbuter, fall, fall down, fall flat, fall headlong, fall over, fall prostrate, flounder, founder, get a cropper, go down, invert, keel, keel over, list, lurch, overset, overthrow,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • founder — Synonyms and related words: abort, ancestors, apprentice, architect, artificer, artist, author, be clobbered, be destroyed, be felled, be lost, be poleaxed, be staggered, be stricken, begetter, beginner, break down, builder, capsize, cave, cave… …   Moby Thesaurus

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