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tiller

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noun til·ler \ˈti-lər\

Definition of tiller

  1. :  stalk, sprout; especially :  one from the base of a plant or from the axils of its lower leaves



Origin and Etymology of tiller

Middle English *tiller, from Old English telgor, telgra twig, shoot; akin to Old High German zelga twig, Old Irish dlongaid he splits


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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tiller

intransitive verb til·ler

Definition of tiller

tillered

tillering

play \ˈti-lə-riŋ, ˈtil-riŋ\

of a plant

  1. :  to put forth tillers



1677

First Known Use of tiller

1677

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tiller

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noun till·er \ˈti-lər\

Definition of tiller

  1. :  one that tills :  cultivator



13th Century

First Known Use of tiller

13th century

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tiller

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noun til·ler \ˈti-lər\

Definition of tiller

  1. :  a lever used to turn the rudder of a boat from side to side; broadly :  a device or system that plays a part in steering something



Origin and Etymology of tiller

Middle English teler, tiller stock of a crossbow, tiller, from Anglo-French teiler stock of a crossbow


First Known Use: circa 1625

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TILLER Defined for Kids

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tiller

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noun til·ler \ˈti-lər\

Definition of tiller for Students

  1. :  a lever used to turn the rudder of a boat from side to side




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tiller

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noun til·ler

Definition of tiller for Students

  1. :  someone or something that tills land





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