thole

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thole

, tholepin
a wooden pin or one of a pair, set upright in the gunwales of a rowing boat to serve as a fulcrum in rowing

thole

1. Same as tholos.
2. A niche or recess in which votive offerings were made.
3. A knot or escutcheon at the apex of a timber vault.