Tiller rope
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 to side in steering. In small boats hand power is used; in large vessels, the tiller is moved by means of mechanical appliances. See Illust. of {Rudder}. Cf. 2d {Helm}, 1. [1913 Webster]

2. The stalk, or handle, of a crossbow; also, sometimes, the bow itself. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

You can shoot in a tiller. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. The handle of anything. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

4. A small drawer; a till. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Tiller rope} (Naut.), a rope for turning a tiller. In a large vessel it forms the connection between the fore end of the tiller and the steering wheel. [1913 Webster]


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