What does the word thole mean?

Usage examples for thole

  1. The grind of oars between the thole- pins came distinctly across the water from far- distant boats, while songs and calls of birds, faint and etherealized, reached them from the shores. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  2. The thole- pins should stand absolutely straight from the sill of the rowlock. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  3. I canna tell it an' I canna thole it till I do tell it. – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles