thowl
Thole Thole, n. [Written also {thowel}, and {thowl}.] [OE. thol, AS. [thorn]ol; akin to D. dol, Icel. [thorn]ollr a fir tree, a young fir, a tree, a thole.] 1. A wooden or metal pin, set in the gunwale of a boat, to serve as a fulcrum for the oar in rowing. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. The pin, or handle, of a scythe snath. [1913 Webster]

{Thole pin}. Same as {Thole}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Thowl — Thowel Thow el, Thowl Thowl, n. [See {Thole}.] (Naut.) (a) A thole pin. (b) A rowlock. [1913 Webster] I would sit impatiently thinking with what an unusual amount of noise the oars worked in the thowels. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thowl — thowel(l, thowl(e obs. ff. thole n.1 and v …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thowel — Thow el, Thowl Thowl, n. [See {Thole}.] (Naut.) (a) A thole pin. (b) A rowlock. [1913 Webster] I would sit impatiently thinking with what an unusual amount of noise the oars worked in the thowels. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thole — Thole, n. [Written also {thowel}, and {thowl}.] [OE. thol, AS. [thorn]ol; akin to D. dol, Icel. [thorn]ollr a fir tree, a young fir, a tree, a thole.] 1. A wooden or metal pin, set in the gunwale of a boat, to serve as a fulcrum for the oar in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thole pin — Thole Thole, n. [Written also {thowel}, and {thowl}.] [OE. thol, AS. [thorn]ol; akin to D. dol, Icel. [thorn]ollr a fir tree, a young fir, a tree, a thole.] 1. A wooden or metal pin, set in the gunwale of a boat, to serve as a fulcrum for the oar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thowel — Thole Thole, n. [Written also {thowel}, and {thowl}.] [OE. thol, AS. [thorn]ol; akin to D. dol, Icel. [thorn]ollr a fir tree, a young fir, a tree, a thole.] 1. A wooden or metal pin, set in the gunwale of a boat, to serve as a fulcrum for the oar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • þol — m ( es/ as) thole or thowl, oar pin, a peg in the side of a boat to keep the oar in place …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • thowel — variant of thole * * * thowel(l, thowl(e obs. ff. thole n.1 and v …   Useful english dictionary

  • thowell — thowel(l, thowl(e obs. ff. thole n.1 and v …   Useful english dictionary

  • thowle — thowel(l, thowl(e obs. ff. thole n.1 and v …   Useful english dictionary

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