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fore•pole



Pronunciation: (
n.fôr'pōl", fōr'-;
v.fôr-pōl', fōr-),
[key]
n., v., -poled, -pol•ing.
Mining.

n.
Also called spile, spill. any of a number of boards or timbers driven forward on top of a set to protect miners lengthening a tunnel from falling debris.

v.t.
to reinforce (the end of an excavated tunnel) with forepoles.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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