maypole

noun, often capitalized may·pole \ ˈmā-ˌpōl \
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of maypole

: a tall flower-wreathed pole forming a center for May Day sports and dances

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  • : a tall pole decorated with ribbons and flowers that forms a center for the spring festival held on May 1


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