"tiller" Definition

  1. v. t. One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman.
  2. n. A shoot of a plant, springing from the root or bottom of the original stalk; a sucker.
  3. n. A sprout or young tree that springs from a root or stump.
  4. n. A young timber tree.
  5. v. i. 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.
  6. n. 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.
  7. n. The stalk, or handle, of a crossbow; also, sometimes, the bow itself.
  8. n. The handle of anything.
  9. n. A small drawer; a till.

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Position in dictionary: 101016 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., n., n., n., v. i., n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "tiller": 3
Words that end with "tiller": 6
Words that contain "tiller": 13
Next words in dictionary: tillered, tillering, tillet, tilley, tilley seed, tilling, tillman, tillmen, tillodont, tillodontia
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English Dictionary Definition of tiller

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