pogo stick


po·​go stick ˈpō-(ˌ)gō- How to pronounce pogo stick (audio)
: a pole with a strong spring at the bottom and two footrests on which a person stands and moves along with a series of jumps

Examples of pogo stick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The extreme pogo stick stunt team will flip across The Backyard every day of the fair. Heather Bushman, The Indianapolis Star, 12 July 2023 Which brings us back to the pogo stick. Outside Online, 6 July 2020 Fast-forward to the present day, as castmate Ehren McGhehey is shown receiving trauma to his family jewels from, in order: the fist of a UFC heavyweight champion; a softball from an Olympic pitcher; a hockey puck slap shot; and, most unfortunately, a pogo stick. Hau Chu, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Feb. 2022 Resembling a Roomba vacuum on the end of a 10-foot-long pogo stick, the device pressed two inches into Bennu’s surface and then fired a bottle of pressurized nitrogen gas. National Geographic, 29 Oct. 2020 Those pogo stick legs allow the ostrich to run in excess of 40 miles per hour. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 28 Oct. 2010 This winter season has been up and down like a clown on a pogo stick. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 15 Jan. 2023 The ensuing half hour, an excursion into the orgiastic, brings us a woman peeing onto the bloated belly of a partygoer, alpine hills of cocaine, and a dwarf using a giant phallus as a pogo stick. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 23 Dec. 2022 That’s because a running leg behaves a bit like a pogo stick. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 18 July 2012 See More

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Word History


from Pogo, a trademark

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pogo stick was in 1921

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“Pogo stick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pogo%20stick. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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pogo stick

po·​go stick ˈpō-gō- How to pronounce pogo stick (audio)
: a pole with a strong spring at the bottom and two footrests on which a person stands and moves along by jumping

from Pogo, a trademark

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