• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alestake A stake or pole projecting from, or set up before, an alehouse, as a sign; an alepole. At the end was commonly suspended a garland, a bunch of leaves, or a “bush.”
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alestake A stake having a garland or bush of twigs at the top of it, set up as a sign before an ale-house.
    • n alestake Also called ale-pole, ale-post.
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