Last modified on 3 February 2012, at 19:44


Pronunciation (homographs)Edit

It appears that a 'poll' as in a parrot has a 'dog' sound.zigzig20s 18:17, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it's an abbreviation of Polly, but perhaps that definition should be at Poll. Kappa 02:42, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Poll: Lacking hornsEdit

in Agriculture, poll indicates lacking horns - see article on wikipedia, Poll Merino.

Not sure of how to add meanings etc to wiktionary.

Wikipedia user: GarrieIrons. 02:37, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks, I've added that sense: [1] Kappa 02:42, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Poll: part of headEdit

Horses and cattle have a poll, essentially the crown of their heads. See this. I am not sure under which etymology to add this. -- 01:27, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Needs adjective referenceEdit

I noticed that this definition lacks a reference to the adjective form "polled", meaning: livestock (esp. cattle) that are hornless.

Additionally, this could be cross-referenced to the Wiktionary definition for "muley", which is an archaic synonym for "polled". Saukkomies 13:32, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Polled is just the past participle of the verb poll. All participles can be used attributively, which is just one use of adjectives.
To show it as a true adjective we would need to see usage of it showing it as gradable ("too polled", "very polled"), comparable {"more polled than"), or usable as a predicate after a copulative verb ("become polled"). Are you familiar with such usage? DCDuring TALK 19:39, 8 April 2010 (UTC)


See Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011. - -sche (discuss) 19:44, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

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