Definition of thole pin in English:

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thole pin

noun

A pin, typically one of a pair, fitted to the gunwale of a rowboat to act as the fulcrum for an oar.
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.

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dol.

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