tole

noun, often attributive
\ ˈtōl How to pronounce tole (audio) \

Definition of tole

: sheet metal and especially tinplate for use in domestic and ornamental wares in which it is usually japanned or painted and often elaborately decorated also : objects made of tole

First Known Use of tole

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tole

French tôle, from Middle French dialect taule, from Latin tabula board, tablet

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“Tole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tole. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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