telegraph pole

(redirected from telegraph poles)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telegraph pole - tall pole supporting telephone wirestelegraph pole - tall pole supporting telephone wires
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
Translations
عَمود تلغراف
telegrafní sloup
telefonpæl
sürgönypózna
símastaur
telegrafný stĺp
telgraf direği

telegraph pole

telegraph post n (Brit) → palo del telegrafo

telegraph

(ˈteligraːf) noun
1. a system of sending messages using either wires and electricity or radio. Send it by telegraph.
2. an instrument for this. Send the message on the telegraph.
verb
1. to send by telegraph. He telegraphed the time of his arrival.
2. to inform by telegraph. He telegraphed us to say when he would arrive.
teˈlegrapher (-ˈle-) , teˈlegraphist (-ˈle-) nouns
a person who operates a telegraph.
teˈlegraphy (-ˈle-) noun
the process, science or skill of sending messages by telegraph.
ˌteleˈgraphic (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective
telegraph pole
a high, wooden pole which supports telegraph wires.
References in classic literature ?
The store- keepers plastered up their windows with all sorts of lies to entice you; the very fences by the wayside, the lampposts and telegraph poles, were pasted over with lies.
He criticised the siting of electricity and telegraph poles throughout the town.
I often see them perched on telegraph poles, fences and even a traffic barrier on my journey to work.
Locals in Hayling Island, near Portsmouth, said a "wall of wind" toppled trees and telegraph poles.
Another issue in the news is the telegraph poles, which are very dark wood, in the bottom road at Castle Hill.
But they managed to drive no more than two miles before ploughing into telegraph poles, parked cars and garden walls, damaging all in their path.
TELECOMS giants BT have been told to share their telegraph poles and underground ducts with their super-fast broadband rivals.
Should you find yourself in that part of the world, you may be perplexed to see telegraph poles (sans wires attached) dotted around the perimeter of fields of red clover grown for seed.
Phone lines on around 30 telegraph poles in Wirral were cut two weeks ago.
These jobs are not just hard hats and telegraph poles.
An earlier project involved wrapping telegraph poles in kaleidoscopic fabrics (AR November 2005), thus transforming the utilitarian into objects of strange and compelling beauty.
POLICE are hunting a masked gang who put lives in danger by cutting down telegraph poles in a wedding day ritual.