Thill Thill, n. [OE. thille, AS. ?ille a board, plank, beam, thill; akin to ?el a plank, D. deel a plank, floor, G. diele, OHG. dili, dilla, Icel. ?ilja a plank, planking, a thwart, ?ili a wainscot, plank; cf. Skr. tala a level surface. [root]236. Cf. {Fill} a thill, {Deal} a plank.] 1. One of the two long pieces of wood, extending before a vehicle, between which a horse is hitched; a shaft. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining) The floor of a coal mine. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

{Thill coupling}, a device for connecting the thill of a vehicle to the axle. [1913 Webster]

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  • Thill — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Francis Augustine Thill (1893–1957), US amerikanischer Bischof der Katholischen Kirche Hans Thill (* 1954), deutscher Autor Lewis D. Thill (1903–1975), US amerikanischer Politiker Marcus Thill (* 1960),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • thill — [thil] n. [ME thille, a stake, pole, plank < OE, akin to ON thil, OHG dil, board wall, plank floor < IE base * telo , flat surface > L tellus, earth] either of the two shafts between which a horse is hitched to a wagon …   English World dictionary

  • thill — noun /θɪl/ a) The thin stratum of underclay which lies under a seam of coal; the bottom of a coal seam. One by one, Janki leading, they crept into the old gallery – a six foot way with a scant four feet from thill to roof. b) One of the two long… …   Wiktionary

  • thill — noun Etymology: Middle English thille, perhaps from Old English, plank; akin to Old English thel board, Old High German dili, and probably to Latin tellus earth Date: 14th century a shaft of a vehicle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thill — /thil/, n. either of the pair of shafts of a vehicle between which a draft animal is harnessed. [1275 1325; ME thille shaft < ?] * * * …   Universalium

  • thill — North Country (Newcastle) Words the bottom stone of a coal seam …   English dialects glossary

  • thill — noun historical a shaft, especially one of a pair, used to attach a cart or carriage to the animal drawing it. Origin ME: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • thill — [[t]θɪl[/t]] n. either of the pair of shafts of a vehicle between which a draft animal is harnessed • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME thille, of obscure orig …   From formal English to slang

  • thill — n. a shaft of a cart or carriage, esp. one of a pair. Etymology: ME: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

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