verb (used with object), toled, tol·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toled

Historical Examples of toled

  • You mean he toled them near enough with a red rag to pot-shoot them.

  • "It'll begin again, just as soon as he's toled us away from here," Goff predicted.

    Pirates' Hope

    Francis Lynde

  • Wal, I toled har, Id stan' by har eff evrithing went ter h—l—an I wil, by ——.

    Among the Pines

    James R. Gilmore

  • In the autumn I toled and caught those lovely fish the mackerel.

    Twice Told Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

British Dictionary definitions for toled



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 toled



"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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