tiller


1til·ler

noun \ˈti-lər\

Definition of TILLER

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

Origin 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

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

2til·ler

intransitive verb
til·leredtil·ler·ing \ˈti-lə-riŋ, ˈtil-riŋ\

Definition of TILLER

of a plant
:  to put forth tillers

First Known Use of TILLER

1677

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

3till·er

noun \ˈti-lər\

Definition of TILLER

:  one that tills :  cultivator

First Known Use of TILLER

13th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

4til·ler

noun \ˈti-lər\

Definition of TILLER

:  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 of TILLER

Middle English teler, tiller stock of a crossbow, tiller, from Anglo-French teiler stock of a crossbow
First Known Use: circa 1625

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, flange, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

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