Definition of bargepole in English:

bargepole

noun

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

    • ‘Ropes were cast off and stevedores moved in with bargepoles to keep the hull clear of the wharf.’
    • ‘Caddick's arrival was in the nick of time, for the rest of England's attack was as blunt as a bargepole.’
    • ‘Pass me a couple of them ten foot bargepole please.’

noun

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

Pronunciation

bargepole

/ˈbɑːdʒpəʊl/