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Origin of thole1
Words nearby thole
Definition for thole (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), tholed, thol·ing.Chiefly Scot.
Origin of thole2
Example sentences from the Web for thole
Hanks heard me speak, and seeing Thole on the deck, he knelt down by his side and took his hand.Salt Water|W. H. G. Kingston
Ye'll neither hae muckle to thole nor lang time to dree't, for our captain will hang ye directly.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)|James Hogg
But they were still far from Skeighan, and Gourlay had much to thole.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
Then the rudder had to be made and attached, thole pins provided, and the whole concern tarred inside and out, tin and all.Jethou|E. R. Suffling
And why there is no "thumpin' against the thole pins" is because the oars are muffled.Gwen Wynn|Mayne Reid