Poole, town (1991 pop. 122,815), Dorset, S England, on the north side of Poole Harbour. Poole has shipbuilding, pottery-making, and other industries. It is a naval supply station and a seaplane base with considerable coastal trade. There is also a technical college. Within Poole Harbour, to which boaters are attracted, is Brownsea Island, a bird sanctuary.
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