Definition of ale-pole in English:

ale-pole

noun

historical
  • A pole or post set up as the sign for a public house or other place where ale is sold; an ale stake.

    Related ale stake

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Skelton (c1460–1529), poet. From ale + pole.

Pronunciation

ale-pole

/ˈeɪlpəʊl/