ski pole

noun
Updated on: 29 Mar 2018

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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First Known Use of ski pole

1920

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


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