pitchpole

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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
References in classic literature ?
But before going further, it is important to mention here, that though the harpoon may be pitchpoled in the same way with the lance, yet it is seldom done; and when done, is still less frequently successful, on account of the greater weight and inferior length of the harpoon as compared with the lance, which in effect become serious drawbacks.
Simpson, 36, of Swedish Artemis Racing, got trapped under the wreckage of an AC72 class catarmaran after it pitchpoled (flipped forwards) and broke up in rough conditions near Treasure Island.
Simpson, who got trapped underneath the wreckage of his AC72 catarmaran after it pitchpoled in rough conditions on May 9, won star-class gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver at London 2012 last year, accompanied by teammate Iain Percy.