often attributive
: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tole was in 1927

Dictionary Entries Near tole

Cite this Entry

“Tole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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