till·​able | \ ˈti-lə-bəl How to pronounce tillable (audio) \

Definition of tillable

: capable of being tilled : arable 60 tillable acres Almost every square foot of tillable land is exploited as fully as possible.— Edwin O. Reischauer

Examples of tillable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 65-acre property includes lawns, a patio, a wood deck with a saltwater pool, a pool house, and a three-bedroom guesthouse, and woods, pastures, tillable acres, riding trails, and waterfront access on the Rock River. The Week Staff, The Week, 10 Oct. 2021 Land fetched prices exceeding $9,000 per tillable acre at that time, said Glen Fladeboe, who co-owns Fladeboe Land, a farmland real estate company with offices in Minneapolis and Willmar. Patrick Condon, Star Tribune, 17 July 2021 But Scott and editor-in-chief Clare Conley hatched a grandiose plan right there in New York City—many miles away from any sort of tillable ground—that would forever change the path of whitetail deer hunting. Gerry Bethge, Outdoor Life, 5 Nov. 2020 In Minnesota, farm real estate brokerage and auction house Fladeboe Land sold two farms in the past couple weeks at more than $8,700 per tillable acre. Adam Belz, Star Tribune, 30 Sep. 2020 Given that Straska Farm is upland and prime, tillable farmland, Gilbert said local farmers are eager to make use of it. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of tillable

1571, in the meaning defined above

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“Tillable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tillable. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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