Tiller
Tiller Till"er, n. [From {Till}, v. t.] One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tiller — Till er, n. [From OE. tillen, tullen, to draw, pull; probably fr. AS. tyllan in fortyllan to lead astray; or cf. D. tillen to lift up. Cf. {Till} a drawer.] 1. (Naut.) A lever of wood or metal fitted to the rudder head and used for turning side… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tiller — ist der durch die verschieden starken Wurfarme erkennbare Unterschied des Normalabstands der Bogensehne zum oberen bzw. unteren Wurfarm, an der Stelle gemessen, an der der Wurfarm in die Wurfarmaufnehmer (Wurfarmtaschen) des Mittelstücks eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tiller — ou teiller 1. (ti llé, ll mouillées, et non ti yé ou tè llé) v. a. 1°   Détacher avec la main le filament du chanvre, en brisant la chènevotte. •   On veille une heure ou deux en teillant du chanvre, J. J. ROUSS. Hél. v, 7.    Se dit aussi du lin …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • tiller — Ⅰ. tiller ► NOUN ▪ a horizontal bar fitted to the head of a boat s rudder post and used for steering. ORIGIN Old French telier weaver s beam, stock of a crossbow , from Latin tela web . Ⅱ. till [2] ► NOUN ▪ a cash register or drawer for money in… …   English terms dictionary

  • Tiller — Till er, n. [AS. telgor a small branch. Cf. {Till} to cultivate.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A shoot of a plant, springing from the root or bottom of the original stalk; a sucker. (b) A sprout or young tree that springs from a root or stump. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tiller — Till er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tillered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tillering}.] To put forth new shoots from the root, or round the bottom of the original stalk; as, wheat or rye tillers; some spread plants by tillering. [Sometimes written {tillow}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tiller — (n.) mid 14c., stock of a crossbow, from O.Fr. telier stock of a crossbow (c.1200), originally weaver s beam, from M.L. telarium, from L. tela web, loom, from PIE *teks la , from root *teks to weave (see TEXTURE (Cf. texture)). Meaning bar to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tiller — Tiller, comme quand on tille du chanvre, semble qu il vienne de {{t=g}}tillô,{{/t}} id est euello. Est enim vellere cannabim a sua festuca, Ou il vient de Tilia, quasi diceres Tiliare, Oster la tille …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • tiller — tiller1 [til′ər] n. [ME tiler, stock of a crossbow < OFr telier, weaver s beam < ML telarium < L tela, web (see TOIL2): naut. sense prob. infl. by ME tillen, to reach] a bar or handle for turning a boat s rudder tiller2 [til′ər] n. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Tiller — A tiller or till is a lever attached to a rudder post (American terminology) or rudder stock (English terminology) of a boat in order to provide the leverage for the helmsman to turn the rudder. The tiller is normally used by the helmsman… …   Wikipedia

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