Tiller - What does it mean?

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Etymology 1

From .


(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)


    (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) .


    (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


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    Not English

    has no English definition. It may be misspelled.