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Definition of maypole noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

maypole

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmeɪpəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪpoʊl//
 
 
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a decorated pole that people dance round in celebrations on May Day Culture The dancers, usually children, hold coloured ribbons attached to the top of the pole, which is fixed upright into the ground. Maypoles used to be common in villages on May Day but are now less often seen.
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