Thole (?), n. [Written also thowel, and thowl.] [OE. thol, AS. þol; akin to D. dol, Icel. þollr a fir tree, a young fir, a tree, a thole.]


A wooden or metal pin, set in the gunwale of a boat, to serve as a fulcrum for the oar in rowing.



The pin, or handle, of a scythe snath.

Thole pin. Same as Thole.


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Thole, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tholed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tholing.] [OE. þolen, þolien, AS. þolian; akin to OS. tholon, OHG. dol�xc7;n, G. geduld patience, dulden to endure, Icel. þola, Sw. t�x86;la, Dan. taale, Goth. þulan, L. tolerate, tulisse, to endure, bear, tollere to lift, bear, Gr. to bear, Skr. tul to lift. 55. Cf. Tolerate.]

To bear; to endure; to undergo.

[Obs. or Scot.]


So much woe as I have with you tholed. Chaucer.

To thole the winter's steely dribble. Burns.


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Thole, v. i.

To wait.

[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]


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