A pin, typically one of a pair, fitted to the gunwale of a rowboat to act as the fulcrum for an oar.
More example sentences
- He relates the importance of the thole, which secures the oar to the boat, and notes that towing was the expedition's worst job assignment.
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dol.
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