Meaning of “bole” in the English Dictionary

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"bole" in British English

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bolenoun [ C ]

uk /bəʊl/ us /boʊl/ literary

Examples from literature

  • A regiment might have been hiding behind the boles of the trees without him being one whit the wiser. 
  • He was stealthy in returning, keeping behind the trees, and slipping softly from bole to bole. 
  • Its bark was smooth and trim, its bole well set and solid. 
  • The girl was leaning against the storm-ripped bole of a fallen tree. 
  • Young tulip-trees about fifteen inches in diameter were cut down and their boles sawed into lengths of three feet. 

(Definition of “bole” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)