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Meaning of ski pole

ski' pole"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a slender pole or stick, usually with a metal point at one end, a loop for the hand at the other, and a disk near the lower end to prevent its sinking into snow, used in skiing to gain momentum, maintain balance, execute certain jumps, etc.
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