Definition of telegraph pole in US English:

telegraph pole

noun

British
  • A tall pole used to carry telegraph or telephone wires above the ground.

    Also called telephone pole
    • ‘The long planks of timber fell off the truck to the left, knocking down a telegraph pole and felling telephone lines in the area.’
    • ‘It looked as though it had hit the wall, a telegraph pole and some road signs as well.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the Ambulance Service said: ‘The car appeared to have rolled and hit a telegraph pole, which came down, and then hit a tree.’’
    • ‘In last month's crash a spinning car brought a telegraph pole and live power cables crashing onto nearby homes.’
    • ‘Then there was the adrenalin rush of racing to see one very rare bird: a fork-tailed flycatcher, perched on a telegraph pole.’
    • ‘Added to all this, he has to investigate the killing of the owner of a roadside kiosk where three underage girls bought alcohol before crashing a car fatally into a telegraph pole.’
    • ‘‘The lorry is on its side in the car park, it's come right across the car park, and the telegraph pole has been knocked down,’ she said.’
    • ‘After the stream climb up the grassy bank ahead then on (passing just to the right of the telegraph pole with two sets of wires) to reach a wall-stile over the wall across your path.’
    • ‘A BT telegraph pole was hauled down as the lorry skidded along the road, leaving residents without a phone line for hours.’
    • ‘He hung from the guttering, cutting at the telephone wire that hung between the house and the nearest telegraph pole.’
    • ‘‘He tripped on the kerb and head butted the telegraph pole,’ he said.’
    • ‘The owner of the hut will receive an annual payment of £43.78 from Southern Energy for allowing a telegraph pole to be situated on the land.’
    • ‘Two girls sit here at the foot of an old telegraph pole.’
    • ‘At first glance it looks like an ordinary telegraph pole but it's really a cunningly disguised mobile phone mast.’
    • ‘It is believed the lorry hit a telegraph pole as it was negotiating a bend shortly after 9am yesterday, and it toppled onto its side, trapping the driver in the cab.’
    • ‘The car then veered across the road and hit a telegraph pole, eventually becoming lodged between the pole and a tree.’
    • ‘But residents say only two people appear to have been sent letters about the new mast which is designed to look like a telegraph pole.’
    • ‘It has been designed to blend in with what is already there, and to look like a telegraph pole.’
    • ‘The vehicle hit a telegraph pole, trapping him and his dog.’
    • ‘A letter to BT about the positioning of a new telegraph pole in Old Village Street produced a reply which gave little hope of its re-positioning, but the matter is still under discussion so there may still be hope.’