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See thole.


thowel ‎(plural thowels)

  1. A tholepin in a boat.
  2. A rowlock.
    • Charles Dickens
      I would sit impatiently thinking with what an unusual amount of noise the oars worked in the thowels.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.