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thole1

[thohl] /θoʊl/
noun
1.
a pin, or either of two pins, inserted into a gunwale to provide a fulcrum for an oar.
Also called tholepin
[thohl-pin] /ˈθoʊlˌpɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
900
before 900; Middle English tholle, Old English tholl; cognate with Low German dolle, Old Norse thollr; akin to Old Norse thǫll young fir-tree
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British Dictionary definitions for tholepin

thole1

/θəʊl/
noun
1.
a wooden pin or one of a pair, set upright in the gunwales of a rowing boat to serve as a fulcrum in rowing
Word Origin
Old English tholl, related to Middle Low German dolle, Norwegian toll, Icelandic thollr

thole2

/θəʊl/
verb
1.
(transitive) (Scot & Northern English, dialect) to put up with; bear
2.
an archaic word for suffer
Word Origin
Old English tholian; related to Old Saxon, Old High German tholōn, Old Norse thola to endure: compare Latin tollere to bear up
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Word Origin and History for tholepin

thole

v.

"to be subjected to or exposed to, to endure without complaint," now Scottish and Northern English dialect, from Old English þolian, from Proto-Germanic stem *thul- (cf. Old Saxon tholon, Old High German dolon, German geduld, Old Norse þola, Gothic þulan), cognate with Latin tolerare (see toleration).

n.

"peg," from Old English þoll, from Proto-Germanic *thulnaz (cf. Old Norse þollr, Middle Low German dolle, East Frisian dolle, Dutch dol), of unknown origin. No record of the word in English from c.1000 to mid-15c.

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