Definition of Tholepin

1. Noun. A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing.

Exact synonyms: Oarlock, Peg, Pin, Rowlock, Thole
Group relationships: Dinghy, Dory, Rowboat
Generic synonyms: Holder



Definition of Tholepin

1. a pin that serves as an oarlock [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tholepin

thobes
thobut
thock
thof
thoft
thofts
thoght
thogoto-like viruses
thoil
thole
tholed
tholeiite
tholeiites
tholeiitic
tholemod
tholepin (current term)
tholepins
tholes
tholi
tholin
tholing
tholins
tholoi
tholos
tholus
thomaean
thomaism
thomasclarkite
thombi
thomean

Literary usage of Tholepin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mrs. Beauchamp Brown by Jane Goodwin Austin (1880)
"Could n't we make it fast over here in the tholepin holes of the further gunwale, and then pass it under him in two or three places, and so pull him in by ..."

2. Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides, William Nickerson Bates (1904)
"id came upon us. but one tholepin for an oar where we The prยก clause shows that an idea use two. The oar was prevented of fear or apprehension is under- ..."

3. Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides, William Nickerson Bates (1904)
"The Greeks used but one tholepin for an oar where we use two. The oar was prevented from slipping back on the recover by a thong which made it fast to ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1844)
"... or tholepin, increased in length, and to it was stationed a greater number of rowers. The second ordo, had two men ; the third, four ; the fourth, ..."

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