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Poll

poll

1. To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree. When he [Absalom] pollled his head. (2 sam. Xiv. 26) His death did so grieve them that they polled themselves; they clipped off their horse and mule's hairs. (Sir T. North)

2. To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass. Who, as he polled off his dart's head, so sure he had decreed That all the counsels of their war he would poll off like it. (Chapman)

3. (Science: zoology) The European chub. See pollard, 3 . Poll book, a register of persons entitled to vote at an election.

4. (Science: veterinary) Poll evil, an inflammatory swelling or abscess on a horse's head, confined beneath the great ligament of the neck.

Origin: Akin to LG. Polle the head, the crest of a bird, the top of a tree, OD. Pol, polle, Dan. Puld the crown of a hat.


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