Definition of Pitchpoling

1. Verb. (present participle of pitchpole) ¹



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Definition of Pitchpoling

1. pitchpole [v] - See also: pitchpole

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitchpoling

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

Literary usage of Pitchpoling

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1. She Blows!: And Sparm at That! by William John Hopkins (1922)
"Best we could do, we could n't heave in hard enough to get close," he said. " Then Mr. Baker tried pitchpoling. ..."

2. Moby Dick, Or, The White Whale by Herman Melville (1892)
"As a general thing, therefore, you must first get fast to a whale, before any pitchpoling comes into play. Look now at Stubb; a man who from his humorous, ..."

3. The Story of the New England Whalers by John Randolph Spears (1908)
"In "pitchpoling" the harpooner generally rests the top end of the harpoon handle in the palm of his right hand and then, steadying the weapon with the left ..."

4. A Narrative of Four Voyages to the South Sea, North and South Pacific Ocean by Benjamin Morrell (1832)
"... were vigorously plied to pull the boat backwards from the breakers; but before she could clear them, she came very near standing on end or pitchpoling. ..."

5. Among the Humorists and After-dinner Speakers: A New Collection of Humorous by William Patten (1909)
"... cinders, and sparks, brakes creaking and passengers pitchpoling everywhere. "What's the matter now?" roared the engineer, thrusting half his ..."

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