Definition of Pitchpole

1. Verb. (context: of a boat) To capsize end over end, as in heavy surf. ¹



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Definition of Pitchpole

1. [v -POLED, -POLING, -POLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitchpole

pitchiness
pitching
pitching a tent
pitching change
pitching coach
pitching wedge
pitching wedges
pitchings
pitchless
pitchlike
pitchman
pitchmen
pitchout
pitchouts
pitchpenny
pitchpole (current term)
pitchpoled
pitchpoles
pitchpoling
pitchside
pitchstone
pitcht
pitchwoman
pitchwomen
pitchwork
pitchy
piteous
piteously
piteousness
piteousnesses

Literary usage of Pitchpole

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1879)
"Children pitchpole on a bed by turning When cattle, &c. sell for double their cost they are said to have a somersault on it. ..."

2. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1877)
"... on a bed by turning When cattle, &c. sell for double their cost they are said to have a somersault on it. ┬╗. a pitchpole. [Here pole = poll, the head. ..."

3. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt by Theodore Roosevelt (1903)
"... or having the wagon pitchpole over on to the team in dropping down too steep a hillside. Once, after a three days' rainstorm, some of us tried to get ..."

4. The Story of the New England Whalers by John Randolph Spears (1908)
"To "pitchpole" is to throw a harpoon with both hands through a high curve to a long range. ..."

5. Truro--Cape Cod, Or, Land Marks and Sea Marks by Shebnah Rich (1883)
"The writer's grandfather saw a vessel pitchpole into the surf, and not a wisp of her was seen after. The Highland Light, with powerful Fresnel reflectors, ..."

6. The Wilderness Hunter: An Account of the Big Game of the United States and by Theodore Roosevelt (1893)
"... must needs face many such accidents, not to speak of runaways, or having the wagon pitchpole over on to the team in dropping down too steep a hillside. ..."

7. The Marching Years by Norman Bridge (1920)
"A few fences of wood could be seen, some "crooked" or "snake" fences, some to which the farmers applied the adjective "bristle" or "pitchpole," some rail ..."

8. Publications by English Dialect Society (1879)
"Children pitchpole on a bed by turning When cattle, &c. sell for double their cost they are said to have a somersault on it. ..."

9. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1877)
"... on a bed by turning When cattle, &c. sell for double their cost they are said to have a somersault on it. ┬╗. a pitchpole. [Here pole = poll, the head. ..."

10. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt by Theodore Roosevelt (1903)
"... or having the wagon pitchpole over on to the team in dropping down too steep a hillside. Once, after a three days' rainstorm, some of us tried to get ..."

11. The Story of the New England Whalers by John Randolph Spears (1908)
"To "pitchpole" is to throw a harpoon with both hands through a high curve to a long range. ..."

12. Truro--Cape Cod, Or, Land Marks and Sea Marks by Shebnah Rich (1883)
"The writer's grandfather saw a vessel pitchpole into the surf, and not a wisp of her was seen after. The Highland Light, with powerful Fresnel reflectors, ..."

13. The Wilderness Hunter: An Account of the Big Game of the United States and by Theodore Roosevelt (1893)
"... must needs face many such accidents, not to speak of runaways, or having the wagon pitchpole over on to the team in dropping down too steep a hillside. ..."

14. The Marching Years by Norman Bridge (1920)
"A few fences of wood could be seen, some "crooked" or "snake" fences, some to which the farmers applied the adjective "bristle" or "pitchpole," some rail ..."

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