: a shaft of a vehicle

Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thill was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Thill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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