Definition of octopole in English:

octopole

(also octapole)

adjective

Physics
  • Of or relating to an octupole or octupoles; that is an octupole.

noun

Physics
  • = octupole.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From octo- + pole, with allusion to the fact that 23 is 8).

Pronunciation

octopole

/ˈɒktə(ʊ)pəʊl/