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 for pole fluke
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pole \Pole\, n. [As. p[=a]l, L. palus, akin to pangere to make
     fast. Cf. Pale a stake, Pact.]
     1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of
        timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been
        removed; as, specifically:
        (a) A carriage pole, a wooden bar extending from the front
            axle of a carriage between the wheel horses, by which
            the carriage is guided and held back.
        (b) A flag pole, a pole on which a flag is supported.
        (c) A Maypole. See Maypole.
        (d) A barber's pole, a pole painted in stripes, used as a
            sign by barbers and hairdressers.
        (e) A pole on which climbing beans, hops, or other vines,
            are trained.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. A measuring stick; also, a measure of length equal to 5?
        yards, or a square measure equal to 30? square yards; a
        rod; a perch. --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
     Pole bean (Bot.), any kind of bean which is customarily
        trained on poles, as the scarlet runner or the Lima bean.
     Pole flounder (Zool.), a large deep-water flounder
        ({Glyptocephalus cynoglossus), native of the northern
        coasts of Europe and America, and much esteemed as a food
        fish; -- called also craig flounder, and pole fluke.
     Pole lathe, a simple form of lathe, or a substitute for a
        lathe, in which the work is turned by means of a cord
        passing around it, one end being fastened to the treadle,
        and the other to an elastic pole above.
     Pole mast (Naut.), a mast formed from a single piece or
        from a single tree.
     Pole of a lens (Opt.), the point where the principal axis
        meets the surface.
     Pole plate (Arch.), a horizontal timber resting on the
        tiebeams of a roof and receiving the ends of the rafters.
        It differs from the plate in not resting on the wall.
        [1913 Webster]

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