pogo stick

noun
po·​go stick | \ ˈpō-(ˌ)gō- How to pronounce pogo stick (audio) \

Definition of pogo stick

: 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 Visitors tried their hand at pogo-sticking in a free jump area that had pogo sticks of all sizes. USA TODAY, "Titanic auction, Legos, mighty Mississippi: News from around our 50 states," 22 July 2019 Kits & Kaboodle prioritizes classic play and developmental toys, such as dollhouses, pogo sticks and puzzles, but some of store's best toy lines, though designed in Europe, are made in China, Dobbs said. London Gibson, Indianapolis Star, "Trump tariff concerns are the fright before Christmas for Carmel toy store owner," 21 June 2019 Extreme pogo stick athletes from around the world came to town to show off their huge tricks and flips to compete for world titles in such categories as High Jump and Best Trick. USA TODAY, "Titanic auction, Legos, mighty Mississippi: News from around our 50 states," 22 July 2019 Now, an international company wants to add pogo sticks to those ranks. Alexa Díaz, latimes.com, "Jump on it: App-based pogo-stick rentals planned for San Francisco," 4 June 2019 And there was Robert Williams, the 6-foot-10-inch center with pogo sticks for legs, spotting up for an 18-foot jumper. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, "Gifted Celtic Robert Williams remains a work in progress," 12 July 2019 Those odds aren’t stopping the human pogo stick of a big man named Ray Spalding. Greg Moore, azcentral, "Odds aren't stopping Ray Spalding in push for new contract with Suns at NBA Summer League," 9 July 2019 To explain the wild fluctuations in their numbers, pollsters and their eager enablers in the press have created an artificial narrative of candidates bouncing up and down as if the campaign were conducted on pogo sticks. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "The Polling Industry Is in Crisis," 21 June 2019 But if pogo sticks are secondary to Cangoroo’s brand, the company is already a success. NBC News, "Is this pogo stick rental app for real? Does it even matter?," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of pogo stick

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pogo stick

from Pogo, a trademark

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23 Oct 2019

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pogo stick

noun
How to pronounce pogo stick (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pogo stick

: a toy that children use for bouncing up and down which consists of a pole with handles at the top, a strong spring at the bottom, and two pieces near the bottom to stand on

pogo stick

noun
po·​go stick | \ ˈpō-gō- How to pronounce pogo stick (audio) \

Kids Definition of pogo stick

: a pole with a strong spring at the bottom and two rests for the feet on which a person stands and bounces

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