Complete Definition of "thole"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/θÉÊl/

Etymology 1
Old English þol.

Noun
en-noun

  1. a pin in the side of a boat which acts as a fulcrum for the oars

#:*1973: The oars squeaked against the tholes, the blades dipped with a steady beat, and the sun beat down: the boat crept across the sea. â Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise

Etymology 2
Old English þolian.

Verb
en-verb|thol|ing

  1. to suffer or undergo something

#:*1922: Seventy beds keeps he there teeming mothers are wont that they lie for to thole and bring forth bairns hale so Godâs angel to Mary quoth. â James Joyce, Ulysses

  1. to endure, to tolerate, to put up with

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