ski pole
noun Date: 1920 one of a pair of lightweight poles used in skiing that have a handgrip and usually a wrist strap at one end and an encircling disk set above the point at the other end

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  • Ski pole — Ski poles (sometimes called stocks ) are used by skiers to improve balance, speed and acceleration. They probably evolved from walking sticks carried while travelingFact|date=March 2007, and possibly from spears as wellFact|date=March 2007. In… …   Wikipedia

  • ski pole — n ↑ski, ↑ski pole one of two pointed short poles that you hold to help you balance and push off the snow when ↑skiing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ski pole — ski′ pole n. spo a slender pole or stick used by skiers for balance and propulsion, with a metal point below a ring at the lower end and a loop for the hand at the upper • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • ski pole — n. either of a pair of light poles with a sharp metal tip surmounted by a projecting ring: used by skiers to gain speed and as a help in climbing and keeping their balance …   English World dictionary

  • ski pole — noun a pole with metal points used as an aid in skiing • Hypernyms: ↑pole * * * noun : a metal pointed pole or stick, made of steel or cane, fitted with a handstrap at the top and an encircling disk set a little above the point to keep it from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ski pole — /ˈski poʊl/ (say skee pohl) noun 1. Also, pole. one of two slender poles, metal tipped and having a disc near the lower end to prevent it from sinking into the snow, used by a skier for balance and to increase speed; stock. 2. one of a set of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ski pole — a slender pole or stick, usually with a metal point at one end, a loop for the hand at the other, and a disk near the lower end to prevent its sinking into snow, used in skiing to gain momentum, maintain balance, execute certain jumps, etc. [1920 …   Universalium

  • ski pole — noun A slender stick used by skiers in both hands to improve speed and balance …   Wiktionary

  • ski pole — noun (C) one of two pointed short poles used for balancing and for pushing against the snow when skiing (ski2) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pole — may refer to:Cylindrical object*A solid cylindrical object with length greater than its diameter e.g: **Barber s pole, advertising a barber shop **Danish pole, a circus prop **Firemen s pole, a wooden pole or a metal tube or pipe installed… …   Wikipedia

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