pitchpole

verb
pitch·​pole | \ ˈpich-ˌpōl How to pronounce pitchpole (audio) \
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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The first known use of pitchpole was in 1682

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“Pitchpole.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitchpoling. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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