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1. (noun) centre pole supporting the ridge pole of a meeting house.

Ka tāraia e Tōpia te pakoko o Hōri Kīngi Te Ānaua ki te pou tokomanawa o tana whare hou, o Te Ao Mārama; i Ōhinemutu tēnei whare (TTR 1994:195). / Tōpia fashioned an effigy of Hōri Kīngi Te Ānaua on the centre pole of his new house, Te Ao Mārama, at Ōhinemutu.
E toru ngā pou tūhono i te tāhuhu ki te papa, arā, ko te pou tāhū, ko te pou tokomanawa, ko te pou tuarongo (Te Ara 2012). / Three posts support the tāhuhu (ridgepole), namely the pou tāhū (front post), the pou tokomanawa (centre post) and the pou tuarongo (back wall post).


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