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Definition of "beanpole" [beanpole]

  • A thin pole used to support bean vines. (noun)
  • Informal A very tall, thin person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beanpole" in a sentence
  • "He talks so fast I can barely understand him and he's called me "beanpole" since I was a kid."
  • "Of those further down the line Essex's Topley, the teenage beanpole fast bowler, will shortly return to school to complete his A-levels having added considerably to the sense of fast-maturing talent in reserve."
  • "Fortunately the possible replacements, to appear alongside James Anderson and Stuart Broad , include man-mountain Chris Tremlett and increasingly pacy beanpole Steven Finn , whose bowling in similar conditions was one of the very few pluses of England's disastrous 5-0 one-day international thrashing in India in October."