til·​ler·​man | \ ˈti-lər-mən How to pronounce tillerman (audio) \

Definition of tillerman

: one in charge of a tiller : steersman

Examples of tillerman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ladder truck driver joined the department in October 2000; the tillerman started in March 2004. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, "D.C. fire department releases report on 2017 collision that pinned rookie firefighter between equipment at scene," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of tillerman

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Tillerman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tillerman. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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