follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

barber pole

noun
1.
a pole with red and white spiral stripes symbolizing the barber's former sideline of surgery.
Also, barber's pole.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for barber pole

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for barber

10
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with barber's-pole