Definition of tole in English:

tole

(also tôle)

noun

  • [mass noun] Painted, enamelled, or lacquered tin plate used to make decorative domestic objects:

    [as modifier] ‘colourfully painted tole accessories’
    • ‘The wall design unfolded like a connect-the-dots drawing; it started with the tole tray and blue-and-white platter, then built up and out from there until a pleasing pattern developed.’
    • ‘Many of our other lawn and garden projects are also popular with tole painters, including our planter collection that consists of a garden wheelbarrow, plump little pig, and dairy cow planter.’

Origin

1940s: French tôle, sheet iron, from dialect taule ‘table’, from Latin tabula flat board.

Pronunciation:

tole

/təʊl/