pogo stick

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 So seeing Mom on a pogo stick or Dad attempt a hula hoop record could start a chain reaction that gets everyone laughing. Heather Greenwood Davis, Family, "LOL: Why laughter might really be the best medicine for kids," 22 Dec. 2020 Great for toddlers to school-age kids, this is an easy-to-use and affordable alternative to the pogo stick. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "25 Fun Toy Gifts for Curious Kids," 19 Nov. 2020 The spring will then recoil and push the OSIRIS-REx away like a pogo stick before the craft fires its thrusters and returns to its parking orbit above the asteroid’s surface. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, "NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Seeks to Grab a Piece of Asteroid Bennu," 16 Oct. 2020 Modern Pogo Stick Trade out that clunky old pogo stick for something a lot more portable and space-saving. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "10 Outdoor Activities for Kids That Will Make Them Forget They’re Stuck at Home," 9 June 2020 A century later, adventurers tend to accumulate ever more meaningless firsts: a Snapchat from the top of Mt. Everest; in Antarctica, the fastest mile ever travelled on a pogo stick. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, "Thirty-six Thousand Feet," 10 May 2020 Looking more like a 12 gauge pogo stick than a shotgun, the Space Gun had a bottom loading port and a bolt handle that stuck straight down. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "The 10 Best Trap Guns Ever," 5 May 2020 Others greeted Carrie on pogo sticks or shot off fireworks. Ryan Prior, CNN, "The art of the socially distant birthday party," 26 Mar. 2020 The spacecraft is designed to touch and push off Bennu’s surface like a pogo stick, sucking up fine grit into the end of its sampling arm. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "NASA selects target for asteroid-sampling campaign this summer," 12 Dec. 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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The first known use of pogo stick was in 1921

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8 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pogo stick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pogo%20stick. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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

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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