Definition of stobie pole in English:

stobie pole


  • (in South Australia) a pole that carries electricity cables above ground.

    ‘the man became trapped when his Ford sedan crashed into a stobie pole and exploded into flames’
    • ‘The truck had narrowly missed hitting a stobie pole alongside the entry gate.’
    • ‘A broken stobie pole lies precariously on high-tension wire - damaged perhaps due to the high winds - next to a playground in Port Norlunga.’
    • ‘About 4.30am a truck crashed into a stobie pole, causing power lines to come down.’
    • ‘Schools will be involved in art projects to paint stobie poles in surrounding streets, as "naked" stobie poles are a frequent graffiti target.’
    • ‘It left the road and hit a parked van, a stobie pole, gas meter and water hydrant before ploughing into the Singapore House restaurant.’
    • ‘If someone hits a stobie pole after a tyre blowout an injured driver cannot claim compensation and is left at the mercy of the public health system.’
    • ‘Stobie poles march in their thousands across the South Australian landscape.’
    • ‘Two young police officers risked their lives to save a driver trapped in his burning car which hit a stobie pole and exploded at Smithfield Plains.’
    • ‘Traffic also is slow on Payneham Rd at Evandale while crews work to replace a stobie pole after an accident overnight.’
    • ‘Road restrictions and diversions are in place after police were alerted to the significantly damaged stobie pole and smashed traffic light about 6.15am.’


1920s: from the name of its inventor, the Australian engineer James Cyril Stobie (1895–1953).


stobie pole

/ˈstəʊbi pəʊl/