maypole

maypole
UK [ˈmeɪˌpəʊl] / US [ˈmeɪˌpoʊl] noun [countable]
Word forms "maypole":
singular maypole plural maypoles
a tall pole with long thin pieces of cloth fastened to the top that people traditionally danced round in England, especially on May Day

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