(1) A long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
(2) One of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
(3) A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting
(4) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
(5) One of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions
"They are at opposite poles"
"They are poles apart"
(6) One of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
(7) One of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere
(8) A native or inhabitant of Poland
(9) A square rod of land
(10) A linear measure of 16.5 feet
(11) Deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole
(12) Support on poles
"Pole climbing plants like beans"
(13) Propel with a pole
"Pole barges on the river"
"We went punting in Cambridge"