sheer pole

noun (1)

Definition of sheer pole

 (Entry 1 of 2)

sheer pole

noun (2)

Definition of sheer pole (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pole seized to the shrouds of a ship just above the deadeyes and forming the first ratline

History and Etymology for sheer pole

Noun (1)

sheer entry 4 + pole

Noun (2)

sheer entry 8 + pole; from its position parallel to the sheer of the ship

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