ski pole

noun

Definition of ski pole 

: one of a pair of lightweight poles used in skiing that have a handgrip and usually a wrist strap at one end and an encircling disk set above the point at the other end

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Marit Bjoergen crossed the finish line, thrust her ski poles in the air and was promptly mobbed by teammates. Steve Reed, chicagotribune.com, "Marit Bjoergen ties Winter Olympic record with 13th medal," 17 Feb. 2018 Walker fell from a ski-lift chair and landed on a ski pole, puncturing his heart. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "Actor Clint Walker, star of TV show 'Cheyenne,' dead at 90," 22 May 2018 Franzel spoke as a pair of technicians hammered, stretched and sawed off the ski poles of a Swiss athlete who wanted them shortened. Kim Tong-hyung, Fox News, "Repair shop integral part of competition at Paralympics," 15 Mar. 2018 After crossing the finish line, Gisin pumped her right ski pole in exuberance as Shiffrin clapped for her. Pat Graham, Houston Chronicle, "Michelle Gisin holds off Mikaela Shiffrin to win Olympic Alpine combined," 22 Feb. 2018 Deep snow has marked much of this year's trail, slowing teams and prompting Seavey and other mushers to push with a ski pole and kick a foot against the ground while traveling to help propel the team forward. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "After a note from mom and a rest for his dogs, Iditarod leader Petit heads up Bering Sea coast," 12 Mar. 2018 Goepper crushed his run, winning the silver medal, and Kenworthy clapped his ski poles together in celebration. Michael Rosenberg, SI.com, "Gus Kenworthy Didn't Repeat His 2014 Medal Run, But His Journey Since Has Him in a Better Place," 18 Feb. 2018 For Horn, who uses ski poles to help her walk, better hands-free options would be a game-changer. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Include U Challenge Day 6: Serve Someone Without Expectation," 6 Sep. 2017

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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ski pole

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ski pole

: one of two long sticks that are used to control your movements and balance while you are skiing

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