thill horse
Thiller Thill"er, n. The horse which goes between the thills, or shafts, and supports them; also, the last horse in a team; -- called also {thill horse}. [1913 Webster]

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  • thill horse — noun Etymology: Middle English thil horse, from thil, thille thill + hors, horse horse : a horse that goes between the shafts and supports them …   Useful english dictionary

  • thill-horse — n. Shaft horse, thiller …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • thill-horse —  the shaft horse. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • thill-horse — n. (also thiller) a horse put between thills …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thill coupling — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Fill horse — Fill Fill, n. [See {Thill}.] One of the thills or shafts of a carriage. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] {Fill horse}, a thill horse. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saddle horse — Synonyms and related words: bidet, carriage horse, cart horse, cavalry horse, draft horse, dray horse, driving horse, fill horse, filler, gigster, hack, hackney, hunter, jument, lead, leader, mount, pack horse, palfrey, plow horse, pole horse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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