One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A pole with a point or spike at the end, especially one with a hook and spike used by loggers for driving and guiding floating logs.
2In firefighting: a long pole with a fire-hook at one end.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Rogers (1731–1795), frontiersman and army officer. From pike + pole.
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