Tiller vs Plough - What's the difference?

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As a noun tiller

is a person who tills; a farmer or tiller can be (obsolete) a young tree or tiller can be (archery) the stock; a beam on a crossbow carved to fit the arrow, or the point of balance in a longbow.

As a verb tiller

is to put forth new shoots from the root or from around the bottom of the original stalk; stool.

As a proper noun plough is

(constellation|british) the common name for the brightest seven stars of the constellation ursa major.

tiller

English

Etymology 1

From .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who tills; a farmer.
  • * 2000 , (Alasdair Gray), The Book of Prefaces , Bloomsbury 2002, page 63:
  • In France, Europe's most fertile and cultivated land, the tillers of it suffered more and more hunger.
  • A machine that mechanically tills the soil.
  • Synonyms
    * (machine) cultivator

    See also

    * motor plow

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) *.

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A young tree.
  • (Evelyn)
  • A shoot of a plant which springs from the root or bottom of the original stalk; a sapling; a sucker.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To put forth new shoots from the root or from around the bottom of the original stalk; stool.
  • Etymology 3

    (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archery) The stock; a beam on a crossbow carved to fit the arrow, or the point of balance in a longbow.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • You can shoot in a tiller .
  • (nautical) A bar of iron or wood connected with the rudderhead and leadline, usually forward, in which the rudder is moved as desired by the tiller (FM 55-501).
  • (nautical) The handle of the rudder which the helmsman holds to steer the boat, a piece of wood or metal extending forward from the rudder over or through the transom. Generally attached at the top of the rudder.
  • A handle; a stalk.
  • (UK, dialect, obsolete) A small drawer; a till.
  • (Dryden)
    Derived terms
    * tiller extension

    References

    * *

    plough

    English

    (wikipedia plough)

    Alternative forms

    * (US) plow

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A device pulled through the ground in order to break it open into furrows for planting.
  • The horse-drawn plough had a tremendous impact on agriculture.
  • An alternative name for Ursa Major or the Great Bear.
  • A carucate of land; a ploughland.
  • * Tale of Gamelyn
  • Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five.
  • A joiner's plane for making grooves.
  • A bookbinder's implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.
  • Usage notes

    The spelling (m) is usual in the United States, but the spelling plough may be found in literary or historical contexts there.

    Derived terms

    * moldboard plow * ploughman * ploughshare * snowplough * sodbuster plough

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To use a plough on to prepare for planting.
  • I've still got to plough that field.
  • To use a plough.
  • Some days I have to plough from sunrise to sunset.
  • (vulgar) To have sex with.
  • To move with force.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 18 , author= , title=Wolverhampton 5 - 0 Doncaster , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Wolves continued to plough forward as young Belgian midfielder Mujangi Bia and Ronald Zubar both hit shots wide from good positions.}}
  • To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let patient Octavia plough thy visage up / With her prepared nails.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • With speed we plough the watery way.
  • (bookbinding) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plough.
  • (joinery) To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a tongue, etc.
  • Derived terms

    * plough back * plough in * plough into * plough on * plough the back forty * plough through * plough under * Ploughright (family name)

    See also

    * disc * furrow * harrow * rake * yoke