tholepin
noun Date: 1598 thole 1

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  • tholepin — [thōl′pin΄] n. THOLE1 * * * thole pin n. A wooden peg set in pairs in the gunwales of a boat to serve as an oarlock. * * * …   Universalium

  • tholepin — [thōl′pin΄] n. THOLE1 …   English World dictionary

  • tholepin — noun a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing • Syn: ↑peg, ↑pin, ↑thole, ↑rowlock, ↑oarlock • Hypernyms: ↑holder • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oarlock — Oar lock ([=o]r l[o^]k ), n. (Naut.), The notch, fork, or other device on the gunwale of a boat, in which the oar rests, and that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing. Certain oarlocks are designed for use with oars having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luff — /luf/, n. Naut. 1. the forward edge of a fore and aft sail. See diag. under sail. v.i. 2. to bring the head of a sailing ship closer to or directly into the wind, with sails shaking. 3. (of a sail) to shake from being set too close to the wind:… …   Universalium

  • thole — thole1 /thohl/, n. a pin, or either of two pins, inserted into a gunwale to provide a fulcrum for an oar. Also called tholepin /thohl pin /. [bef. 900; ME tholle, OE tholl; c. LG dolle, ON thollr; akin to ON tholl young fir tree] thole2 /thohl/,… …   Universalium

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