- enameled or lacquered metalware, usually with gilt decoration, often used, especially in the 18th century, for trays, lampshades, etc.
Origin of tole1
Examples from the Web for tole
Historical Examples of tole
Mars Tom, he could a got de cow fer fifteen, en I tole him so.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
"And you tole us they didn't keep cows, too," put in Willie, triumphantly.
He leveled it on Leonard an' tole him to pull his shirt open.
He tole mother to go an' cook us all sumptin to eat an' she did.
He come back do' an' tole his marster to do what he wanted to wid him.
- enamelled or lacquered metal ware, usually gilded, popular in the 18th century
Word Origin for tole
"ornamented and painted sheet iron," 1946, from French tôle "sheet iron," from dialectal taule "table," from Latin tabula "a flat board" (see table (n.)).