It flies drunkenly near a pole (9)
I believe the answer is:
'it flies' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.
'drunkenly near a pole' is the wordplay.
'drunkenly' is an anagram indicator.
'nearapole' is an anagram of 'AEROPLANE'.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for aeroplane that I've seen before include "Flying vehicle" , "Flier" , "What taxis" , "Flying machine" , "Eg, jumbo jet" .)