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thole

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verb \ˈthōl\

Definition of thole

tholedthol·ing

chiefly dialect

  1. :  endure



Origin of thole

Middle English, from Old English tholian — more at tolerate


First Known Use: before 12th century


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thole

noun

Definition of thole

  1. 1 :  either of a pair of pins set in the gunwale of a boat to hold an oar in place

  2. 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

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