(NZ) a timber house built on a steep section and supported by heavy debarked logs in long piles
[poh-lis] /ˈpoʊ lɪs/ noun, plural poleis [poh-lahys] /ˈpoʊ laɪs/ (Show IPA) 1. an ancient Greek city-state. /ˈpɒlaɪs/ noun 1. the plural of polis1 /ˈpɒlɪs/ noun (pl) poleis (ˈpɒlaɪs) 1. an ancient Greek city-state /ˈpolɪs/ noun 1. (Scot & Irish) the police or a police officer n. “ancient Greek city-state,” 1894, from Greek polis “city, one’s […]
[pohl-juhmp] /ˈpoʊlˌdʒʌmp/ verb (used without object) 1. . noun 1. .
noun, Nautical. 1. a mast on a sailing vessel, consisting of a single piece without separate upper masts.
/ˈpɒlɪˌmɑːk/ noun 1. (in ancient Greece) a civilian official, originally a supreme general n. “commander of the army” in Greek history, 1570s, from Greek polemarkhos “one who begins or leads a war,” from polemos “war” + arkhos “leader, chief, ruler” (see archon).