Etymology
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tole (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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Definitions of tole

tole (n.)
enameled or lacquered metalware (usually gilded and elaborately painted); popular in the 18th century;
the Pennsylvania Dutch tole watering can might be a reproduction but it looks convincing
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