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[tohl] /toʊl/
noun
1.
enameled or lacquered metalware, usually with gilt decoration, often used, especially in the 18th century, for trays, lampshades, etc.
Also, tôle.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < French tôle sheet of iron, plate, dialectal variant of table table
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tole

/təʊl/
noun
1.
enamelled or lacquered metal ware, usually gilded, popular in the 18th century
Word Origin
from French tôle sheet metal, from French (dialect): table, from Latin tabula table
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Word Origin and History for tôle
tole
"ornamented and painted sheet iron," 1946, from Fr. tôle "sheet iron," from dial. taule "table," from L. tabula "a flat board" (see table).
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