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A thole pin.
(Nautical Terms) a wooden pin or one of a pair, set upright in the gunwales of a rowing boat to serve as a fulcrum in rowing
[Old English tholl, related to Middle Low German dolle, Norwegian toll, Icelandic thollr]
1. (tr) dialect Scot and Northern English to put up with; bear
2. an archaic word for suffer
[Old English tholian; related to Old Saxon, Old High German tholōn, Old Norse thola to endure: compare Latin tollere to bear up]
a pin, or either of two pins, inserted into a gunwale to provide a fulcrum for an oar. Also called thole′pin` (-ˌpɪn)
[before 900; Middle English tholle, Old English tholl, c. Old Frisian tholl, Old Norse thollr fir tree, peg]
Past participle: tholed
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|Noun||1.||thole - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing|
dinghy, dory, rowboat - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
holder - a holding device; "a towel holder"; "a cigarette holder"; "an umbrella holder"