Definition of bargepole in English:

bargepole

noun

British
  • A long pole used to propel a barge and fend off obstacles.

Phrases

  • would not touch someone/something with a bargepole

    • informal Used to express a refusal to have anything to do with someone or something.

      ‘relax, I wouldn't touch you with a bargepole!’
      ‘snow rafting is potentially so dangerous that no American resort will touch it with a bargepole’

Pronunciation

bargepole

/ˈbɑːdʒpəʊl/