pitchpole

pitch·pole

 (pĭch′pōl′)
intr. & tr.v. pitch·poled, pitch·pol·ing, pitch·poles Nautical
To flip or cause to flip end over end: The raft pitchpoled in the rapids.

pitchpole

(ˈpɪtʃˌpəʊl)
vb (intr)
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
n
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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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.
Major Ash Lawes, who ran Op Pitchpole in Yorkshire, said: "e inspectors have worked well and have completed ahead of schedule.
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.