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1thole

verb \ˈthōl\
tholedthol·ing

Definition of THOLE

chiefly dialect
:  endure

Origin of THOLE

Middle English, from Old English tholian — more at tolerate
First Known Use: before 12th century

2thole

noun

Definition of THOLE

1
:  either of a pair of pins set in the gunwale of a boat to hold an oar in place
2
:  peg, pin

Origin of THOLE

Middle English tholle, from Old English thol; akin to Old Norse thollr fir tree, peg, Greek tylos knob, callus
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

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