bean·​pole | \ ˈbēn-ˌpōl How to pronounce beanpole (audio) \

Definition of beanpole

1 : a pole up which bean vines may climb
2 : a tall thin person

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Recent Examples on the Web Adam Trautman was a 6-foot-4, 176-pound beanpole then, a high school quarterback desperately trying to catch the attention of college recruiters, most of whom couldn’t find the northern Michigan town of Elk Rapids with a map. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Elk Rapids QB ate cold hamburgers every day. Now he plays TE like Rob Gronkowski," 22 Feb. 2020 Slimane chooses models that mimic the beanpole physique from back in the day when serving sizes were smaller, working out was not part of a wellness routine and amphetamines were popped like gumdrops. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Fashion sees a bleak future, but there’s still a little sparkle in the darkness," 1 Mar. 2020 Here Ocasek, in his usual Roy Orbison-as-beanpole getup, became a visual motif and a special effect, popping up in a woman’s life in the form of a King Kong, a coat hanger, a periscope in sunglasses, a housefly landing on her nose. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, "Ric Ocasek’s Eternal Cool," 16 Sep. 2019 De Silvestri then drew a fantastic save from Handanović, after unleashing a spinning volley from a Ljajić free-kick, only to see the Slovenian beanpole spring into action a tip the ball over the bar., "Torino 1-0 Inter: Il Toro Spring Surprise to Dent Nerazzurri's Champions League Qualification Plans," 8 Apr. 2018 Unsurprisingly, the 6'7 beanpole gave his vote for Player of the Season to Mohamed Salah, while his nomination for the Young Player of the Season was given to Leroy Sané., "Stoke City Boss Paul Lambert Calls for VAR in the Premier League After 3-0 Loss to Arsenal," 2 Apr. 2018 What did Rogers, the abstemious beanpole, have to offer as an alternative? Gary Thompson,, "'Won't You Be My Neighbor?': Moving doc about TV pioneer Mister Rogers," 7 June 2018 With the Belgian beanpole's deal set to expire next summer, the Blues may be forced into selling to avoid the risk of losing the keeper for nothing next year., "Italian Report Claims Chelsea Are Ready to Cash in on Courtois With Roma Stopper Eyed as Replacement," 31 May 2018 The veteran beanpole likes to keep it original and genuinely funny online., "PHOTO: Peter Crouch Continues Twitter Comedy Career With Response to Royal Baby Announcement," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of beanpole

circa 1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of beanpole was circa 1749

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“Beanpole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of beanpole

informal + humorous : a tall and thin person

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