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

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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 The company expects its pogo sticks to be publicly available in Malmo and Stockholm by the end of June, with launches in San Francisco and London to follow by mid-August. Alexa Díaz, latimes.com, "Jump on it: App-based pogo-stick rentals planned for San Francisco," 4 June 2019 Since then, Razor has dabbled in other products like pogo sticks and hoverboards, all while continuing to pump out scooters of all shapes and sizes. Eliot Brown, WSJ, "Razor Chases Cash-Rich Startups in New Scooter Boom," 27 Sep. 2018 Williams dances like Michael Jackson with a pogo stick in his pants. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "5 ways Paramore mixed past and present at the Lawn," 2 July 2018 One of the most popular is a pogo stick that comes out every now and then. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona-Small Companies," 7 June 2018 Junior Jacquil Taylor is a 6-10 pogo stick who has averaged a block every 13 minutes in his career. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Purdue loaded without Isaac Haas, but Butler has an unload button," 17 Mar. 2018 With apologies to an old Oldsmobile commercial: This is not your father’s pogo stick. John Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Daredevil pogo-stick stuntmen wow the crowd," 15 Feb. 2018

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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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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

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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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