tole


tole

noun

  1. enameled or lacquered metalware, usually with gilt decoration, often used, especially in the 18th century, for trays, lampshades, etc.

verb (used with object), toled, tol·ing.

  1. toll2(defs 5, 6).

noun

  1. enamelled or lacquered metal ware, usually gilded, popular in the 18th century
n.

“ornamented and painted sheet iron,” 1946, from French tôle “sheet iron,” from dialectal taule “table,” from Latin tabula “a flat board” (see table (n.)).

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