verb pitch·pole \ˈpich-ˌpōl\

Definition of pitchpole

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to turn end over end <the catamaran pitchpoled>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to turn end over end

Origin and Etymology of pitchpole

pitchpole somersault, from 3pitch + pole, poll head

First Known Use: 1682

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