pitchpole

verb
pitch·pole | \ ˈpich-ˌpōl \
pitchpoled; pitchpoling; pitchpoles

Definition of pitchpole 

intransitive verb

: to turn end over end the catamaran pitchpoled

transitive verb

: to cause to turn end over end

First Known Use of pitchpole

1682, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for pitchpole

pitchpole somersault, from pitch entry 3 + pole, poll head

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