Pole vs Polack - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between pole and polack
is that pole
is pole while polack
From (etyl) pole, pal, from (etyl) .
Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes.
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(angling) A type of basic fishing rod.
A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole-vaulting.
(slang, spotting) A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife.
(historical) A unit of length, equal to a perch (¼ chain or 5½ yards).
(auto racing) Pole position.
(analysis) a singularity that behaves like at
* See also
* (analysis) root, zero
(terms derived from pole)
* pole vault
To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole.
To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.
- Huck Finn poled that raft southward down the Mississippi because going northward against the current was too much work.
To furnish with poles for support.
- He poled off the serial of the Gulfstream to confirm its identity.
To convey on poles.
- to pole beans or hops
To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
- to pole hay into a barn
From (etyl) pole, .
Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object.
A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south).
(geometry) A fixed point relative to other points or lines.
(electricity) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
(complex analysis) For a meromorphic function : a point for which as .
(obsolete) The firmament; the sky.
- The function has a single pole at .
- shoots against the dusky pole
* (complex analysis) zero
* north pole
* south pole
* poles apart
* polestar, pole star
* pole vault
To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles.
* Polak, Pollack, Pollock, Polock
A Pole, or person of Polish descent.
* c.'' 1600 ,
- which to him appear'd / to be a preparation against the Polack . - Act II, Scene ii, line 63
- So levied as before against the Pollack . - Act II, Scene ii, line 75
- Why, then the Polack never will defend it. - Act IV, Scene iv, line 23
* The term was used neutrally through the late nineteenth century, but is today considered an ethnic slur.
* (person of Polish descent) Pole, Polish person