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

Examples of beanpole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peter is a slender beanpole who dresses in black and white and – gasp – sneakers, and crafts fragile flowers out of paper. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, 4 Dec. 2021 Before his brother sprouted like a beanpole early in high school, soon to evolve into a 7-footer with skills unlike other players his size, Isaiah was once the imposing Mobley. Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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., 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., 2 Apr. 2018 What did Rogers, the abstemious beanpole, have to offer as an alternative? Gary Thompson,, 7 June 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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17 Dec 2021

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“Beanpole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of beanpole

: a tall and thin person


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