pole position

noun

Definition of pole position

:the front position at the start of a car race
  • He won the pole position by having the fastest qualifying time.

Word by Word Definitions

pole play
  1. : a long slender usually cylindrical object (such as a length of wood)

  2. : a shaft which extends from the front axle of a wagon between wheelhorses and by which the wagon is drawn : tongue

  3. : a long staff of wood, metal, or fiberglass used in the pole vault

  1. : to act upon with a pole

  2. : to impel or push with a pole

  3. : to propel a boat with a pole

  1. : either extremity of an axis of a sphere and especially of the earth's axis

  2. : either of two related opposites

  3. : a point of guidance or attraction

  1. : a native or inhabitant of Poland

  2. : a person of Polish descent

position play
  1. : an act of placing or arranging: such as

  2. : the laying down of a proposition or thesis

  3. : an arranging in order

  1. : to put in a certain position


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