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pole dancer

A dancer who uses a vertical pole fixed to the ground and ceiling as part of their dance routine, often by twirling and swinging around it. Though traditionally performed as erotic entertainment while nude or partially clothed, such dancing is also done for fitness or fun. I know my parents wouldn't have approved if they knew I was working as a pole dancer to pay for college, so I just told them I was waiting tables. If you're really interested in becoming a pole dancer, I teach classes at the gym.
See also: dancer, pole
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pole dancer

n. a woman, thought of as a stripper, who performs erotic dances around a metal pole, onstage, exploiting the pole’s phallic form. Jed swears that he has never seen an inept pole dancer.
See also: dancer, pole
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Edward holds a class on Tuesdays at the Buddle Arts Centre in Wallsend and has seen a steady stream of pole dancers turn up in the hope of improving their performances.
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Richard Lochhead, who claims he has never been to a strip club, has won the support of the Scottish Pole Dancers Professional Association.