tole

tole

1 [tohl]
noun
enameled or lacquered metalware, usually with gilt decoration, often used, especially in the 18th century, for trays, lampshades, etc.
Also, tôle.


Origin:
1925–30; < French tôle sheet of iron, plate, dialectal variant of table table

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tole

2 [tohl]
verb (used with object), toled, toling.
toll2 ( defs 5, 6 ).
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tole (təʊl)
 
n
enamelled or lacquered metal ware, usually gilded, popular in the 18th century
 
[from French tôle sheet metal, from French (dialect): table, from Latin tabula table]

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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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