What is another word for thole?

Pronunciation: [thˈə͡ʊl] (IPA)

Thole is a noun meaning a pin or peg on a boat or ship that serves as a support for an oar on its thwarts. Synonyms for thole include pin, peg, pivot, hinge, and support. These words can be used interchangeably in certain contexts, such as describing a piece of carpentry or woodworking. Other synonyms for thole might include fastener, catch, latch, or clamp, depending on the specific type of support being described. In general, thole is most commonly used in the nautical context, and its synonyms tend to be somewhat more general in meaning.

Synonyms for Thole:

What are the hypernyms for Thole?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    oarlock, oar hole, oar-ring.

Usage examples for Thole

Forthwith, a thorough inspection of the boat was set about by the lads in conjunction; they tested the oars; they tested the thole-pins; they had a new piece of cork put into the bottom.
"The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols"
William Black
But when they cam to the Biddes law, The Johnstones bade them stand and draw; "We've done nae ill, we'll thole nae wrang, "But back to Wamphray we will gang," And out spoke Willy o' the Kirkhill, "Of fighting, lads, ye'se hae your fill."
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)"
Walter Scott
"Weel now, I'd no say that; he was far from that to be right fair to them both-for ye see-ye'r mither would never have loved him if he'd been that-but he-he was an Irishman, and ye'r Uncle Peter could never thole an Irishman, and he-he-fair stole ye'r mither from us a'-an-" she hesitated to continue, then blurted out the real horror.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine

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