Definition of maypole
: a tall flower-wreathed pole forming a center for May Day sports and dances
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With enough time, aquavit, and good food, I’ll be mixed in with a whole mess of them, dancing around the maypole under the never-setting sun.
That year, girls from the YWCA did a maypole dance, but the First Lady did not attend due to a bad cold.
LOUIS — Four Wisconsin players ran in a circle as if around an invisible maypole on Sunday night.
Details — stools, baskets of flowers, a maypole but, above all, steps and patterns — become fragrant, musical, piquant.
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Definition of maypole for English Language Learners
: a tall pole decorated with ribbons and flowers that forms a center for the spring festival held on May 1
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