Part of speech: noun

A pin serving as a fulcrum for an oar in rowing. tholepin.

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Usage examples "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", E. P. Roe.
  2. The thole- pins should stand absolutely straight from the sill of the rowlock. - "Rowing", Rudolf Chambers Lehmann.
  3. I canna tell it an' I canna thole it till I do tell it. - "St. Cuthbert's", Robert E. Knowles.