verb (used without object), pitchpoled, pitchpoling.
(of a boat) to capsize end over end, as in heavy surf.

1655–65; pitch1 + pole, alteration of poll1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To pitch-pole
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: pitch-plane
Next Definition: pitch-shot
Words Near: pitch-pole
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for pitch-pole
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing pitch-pole
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature