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Definition of "bole" [bole]

  • The trunk of a tree. (noun)
  • Any of various soft fine clays, especially a reddish-brown variety used as a pigment. (noun)
  • A moderate reddish brown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bole" in a sentence
  • "The tree is usually medium sized, growing in Australia up to 25 m tall; the bole is short, 4-5 m high (and to IS m in rare cases), and often crooked or twisted."
  • "At the sound of the report, the Kro-lu leaped back and raised their weapons; but as I was smiling, they took heart and lowered them again, following my eyes to the tree; the shaft of their chief was gone, and through the bole was a little round hole marking the path of my bullet."
  • "Had it not been for the impatience of the precentor and the grumbling of the mourners outside, there is no saying when the remains would have been lifted through the "bole," or little window."