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Punt propeller (4 letter answer)

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The answer POLE is seen frequently, appearing about once every 150 puzzles.

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POLE as a noun:

1. a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
2. a native or inhabitant of Poland
3. one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; "they are at opposite poles"; "they are poles apart"
4. (perch, rod, pole) = a linear measure of 16.5 feet
5. (perch, rod, pole) = a square rod of land
6. (pole, celestial pole) = one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere
7. one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
8. (terminal, pole) = a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
9. a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting
10. (pole, magnetic pole) = one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated

POLE as a verb:

1. (punt, pole) = propel with a pole; "pole barges on the river"; "We went punting in Cambridge"
2. support on poles; "pole climbing plants like beans"
3. deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole