thill

noun
\ ˈthil How to pronounce thill (audio) \

Definition of thill

: a shaft of a vehicle

First Known Use of thill

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thill

Middle English thille, perhaps from Old English, plank; akin to Old English thel board, Old High German dili, and probably to Latin tellus earth

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“Thill.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thill. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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