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also may·pole  (mā′pōl′)
A pole decorated with streamers that those celebrating May Day hold while dancing.
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a tall pole fixed upright in an open space during May-Day celebrations, around which people dance holding streamers attached at its head
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n. (often l.c.)
a pole, decorated with flowers and ribbons, around which people dance on May Day.
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Noun1.Maypole - a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Daymaypole - a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day
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"
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[ˈmeɪpəʊl] Nmayo m
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[ˈmeɪpəʊl] nmât m enrubanné (autour duquel on danse)
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(mei) noun
the fifth month of the year, the month following April.
May Day
the first day of May, an especially socialist holiday or festival in many countries.
ˈmaypole noun
a decorated pole for dancing round on May Day.
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References in classic literature ?
Trumpets brayed, the moon came out, and immediately a thousand couples seized hold of its rays as if they were ribbons in a May dance and waltzed in wild abandon round the fairy ring.
"Oh, you may dance without knowing how; may you not, milord?" said Madame de Bellegarde.
At a more liberal affair, the groom may dance with his new bride before they are seated at the kosha -- a designated area of honour for the bride and groom to be seated in plain sight of all where they can be viewed with admiration.
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Paul: No, because you can still say 'This is a bit like watching Theresa May dance in front of a load of African children'.
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| MAY DANCE : The White Rose Morris Men's performance, above and inset, at day break on Castle Hill on Wednesday
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"So Governor Romney may dance around his positions.