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Definition of "poling" [pol•ing]

  • Present participle of pole. (verb)
  • The act of supporting or of propelling by means of a pole or poles. (noun)
  • The operation of dispersing wormcasts over the walks with poles. (noun)
  • One of the poles or planks used in upholding the side earth in excavating a tunnel, ditch, etc. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "poling" in a sentence
  • "Then he propelled himself into the channel, using the shovel to push himself through the water like a man "poling" a canoe."
  • "It was a case of "poling" down on our heels again; and our two guides hailed the"
  • "The wind had grown more violent, as we still fought our way forward, resting and rowing by turns, and oftener "poling" the shallower surface, but the old valda, or bench, is still distant."