pulpul 1v To cut off straight across Ka suloy, ko gipud on, ogpulpulan tad su og-awo-on ta ka namolù. Sikan ka igpulpul su oyow matulid. A housepost, if it is rotten, we cut it off straight across because we need to remove the rotten part. That is the reason for cutting it off straight across so that it will be straight. [Such as to cut a person's hair straight across or cut off a post at square angles with the grain.There is partial overlap with tampod “cut off” because pulpul has the component of “cut off” + the component of being means “straight” or at “right angles” to the object being cut. A meaning component of the terms pulpul and toptop are that the amounts cut off are small, such as just removing the rotten part of a post or enough hair to be straight.] syn: toptop; gen: tampod 1; osyn: toptop; gen: tampod 5. 2Carved bolo handle, the end of which is cut off square. 3Squared off house posts, also used to describe a sore bottom from sitting a long time.