pogo-stick

pogo stick

[poh-goh]
noun
a long stick having a pair of handles at the top and, near the bottom, a pair of footrests attached to a powerful spring, so that by standing on the footrests while grasping the handles, one can propel oneself along in a series of leaps.
Also, pogo-stick.


Origin:
1920–25; pogo, formerly a trademark

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pogo stick
 
n
a stout pole with a handle at the top, steps for the feet and a spring at the bottom, so that the user can spring up, down, and along on it
 
[C20: of uncertain origin]

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pogo stick
1921, of uncertain etymology. Pogo as a leaping style of punk dance is attested from 1977.
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