Pitchpole - definition of pitchpole by The Free Dictionary
intr. & tr.v. pitch·poled
, pitch·poles Nautical
To flip or cause to flip end over end: The raft pitchpoled in the rapids.
1. informal to go head over heels or turn end over end
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical to capsize stern over bow on hitting a steep wave
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical informal to pitch very violently on the water
4. dialect English a somersault or the activity of somersaulting
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical the action or occurrence of a ship pitchpoling
6. (Tools) agriculture history rare a type of harrow
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We also had a spectacular Kiwi pitchpole
at the start of a semi-final race against BAR (three of their cyclors literally went over the handlebars, but thankfully there were no serious injuries).
e inspection work came about as part of Operation Pitchpole
, a military Aid to Civilian Authorities programme, which began after the ooding that hit many parts of the country earlier this year.
It is part of Operation Pitchpole
, a Military Aid to Civilian Authorities programme which began after the flooding that hit many parts of the country earlier this year.