tole

1

or tôle

[ tohl ]
/ toʊl /
|

noun

enameled or lacquered metalware, usually with gilt decoration, often used, especially in the 18th century, for trays, lampshades, etc.

Nearby words

  1. tolbooth,
  2. tolbukhin,
  3. tolbutamide,
  4. tolbutamide test,
  5. told,
  6. toledo,
  7. toledo, francisco de,
  8. tolerable,
  9. tolerance,
  10. tolerance dose

Origin of tole

1
1925–30; < French tôle sheet of iron, plate, dialectal variant of table table

tole

2
[ tohl ]
/ toʊl /

verb (used with object), toled, tol·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for tole

tole

/ (təʊl) /

noun

enamelled or lacquered metal ware, usually gilded, popular in the 18th century

Word Origin for tole

from French tôle sheet metal, from French (dialect): table, from Latin tabula table

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Word Origin and History for tole

tole

n.

"ornamented and painted sheet iron," 1946, from French tôle "sheet iron," from dialectal taule "table," from Latin tabula "a flat board" (see table (n.)).

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