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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Poll \Poll\, n. [Akin to LG. polle the head, the crest of a bird, the top of a tree, OD. pol, polle, Dan. puld the crown of a hat.] 1. The head; the back part of the head. "All flaxen was his poll." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals. [1913 Webster] We are the greater poll, and in true fear They gave us our demands. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The muster file, rotten and sound, upon my life, amounts not to fifteen thousand poll. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election. [1913 Webster] 4. The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll. [1913 Webster] All soldiers quartered in place are to remove . . . and not to return till one day after the poll is ended. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 5. pl. The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls. [1913 Webster] 6. The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax. [1913 Webster] 7. (Zool.) The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a) . [1913 Webster] Poll book, a register of persons entitled to vote at an election. Poll evil (Far.), an inflammatory swelling or abscess on a horse's head, confined beneath the great ligament of the neck. Poll pick (Mining), a pole having a heavy spike on the end, forming a kind of crowbar. Poll tax, a tax levied by the head, or poll; a capitation tax. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

poll tax n 1: a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote