pogo stick

(redirected from Pogostick)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

po·go stick

 (pō′gō)
n.
A metal pole having footrests attached to a spring and a handlebar, used for recreational jumping.

[From Pogo, a former trademark.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

pogo stick

n
a stout pole with a handle at the top, steps for the feet and a spring at the bottom, so that the user can spring up, down, and along on it
[C20: of uncertain origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

po′go stick`

or po′go-stick`

(ˈpoʊ goʊ)
n.
a long stick with footrests and a spring, used as a toy for leaping.
[1920–25; pogo, formerly a trademark]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

pogo stick

- Came onto the scene around 1921, but is of uncertain etymology, possibly from "pole" and "go."
See also related terms for pole.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pogo stick - plaything consisting of a pole with foot rests and a strong springpogo stick - plaything consisting of a pole with foot rests and a strong spring; propelled by jumping
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

pogo stick

nSpringstock m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in periodicals archive ?
TO mark its 75th anniversary in 2018, The Fire Fighters Charity has launched #My75Miles, a fundraising event challenging its supporters to walk, run, swim, cycle, row, trek or pogostick their way to 75 miles by the end of the year.
Last March he completed the Greater Manchester Marathon in 16 hours and 24 minutes - on a pogostick, of course - earning him world records for the longest distance pogoed in 24 hours and the fastest marathon.
He explains: "Due to experiencing the true power of a rubberband at a young age, the pogostick is a skill I had the courage to attempt and conquer about four years ago although I have had many close shaves trust me!
You don't know whether you're coming or going because your hormones are more unbalanced than an elephant on a pogostick, you're more than likely covered in acne, have very little money and the girl or boy of your dreams doesn't even know you exist.
Pogostick jumping fastest mile in 12min 16secs July 01