Definition: (noun) A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing.
Synonyms: thole, tholepin, peg, pin, oarlock.
Usage: It was that dull kind of a regular sound that comes from oars working in rowlocks when it’s a still night. Discuss
“I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell’s ass.”
- Senator Barry Goldwater, when asked what he thought of Jerry Falwell’s
suggestion that all good Christians should be against Sandra Day O’Connor’s
nomination to the Supreme Court