Definitions of Poled

  1. of Pole

Usage examples for Poled

  1. Then the boats were again towed along until opposite the centre of the horseshoe; the men took their places in them again and poled them across the river. – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  2. The balsa moved slowly towards the opposite shore and swiftly down- stream, the stalwart Irish soldier's feet settling into the loosely bound stems as he poled. – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  3. We got in and poled on to the next shallows, often for many minutes at a time barely holding our own against the stiff gusts. – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  4. The canoe you will be familiar with, but your ideas of a punt are probably derived from a farm- built craft you have poled about American duck- marshes- which bears about the same relationship to this slender, half- decked cedar beauty that a canal- boat bears to a racing- shell. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  5. Still, it is the loggers toiling in the wilderness who feel the cold snaps most, for the man who labours under an Arctic frost must be generously fed, or the heat and strength die out of him, and, now and then, it happens that provisions become scanty when no canoe can be poled up the rivers, and the trails are blocked with snow. – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton