pitchpole

verb

pitch·​pole ˈpich-ˌpōl How to pronounce pitchpole (audio)
pitchpoled; pitchpoling; pitchpoles

intransitive verb

: to turn end over end
the catamaran pitchpoled

transitive verb

: to cause to turn end over end

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of pitchpole was in 1682

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Cite this Entry

“Pitchpole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitchpole. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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