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thole1

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Pronunciation: /θəʊl
 
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(also thole pin)

noun

A pin, typically one of a pair, fitted to the gunwale of a rowing boat and on which an oar pivots.
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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thole2

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Pronunciation: /θəʊl
 
/

verb

[with object] Scottish or archaic
Endure (something) without complaint or resistance; tolerate: if there’s one thing I can’t thole it’s a lie
More example sentences
  • They cannot thole the fact that the painting sold for £750,000.
  • I couldn't thole the voice, but I wouldn't mind the view, if you get my meaning.
  • Perhaps because he had known hard times himself he could thole the hard times of the nation.

Origin

Old English tholian, of Germanic origin.

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