til·​ler·​man ˈti-lər-mən How to pronounce tillerman (audio)
: one in charge of a tiller : steersman

Examples of tillerman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tea for the tillerman! Liza Lentini, SPIN, 11 Feb. 2022 The ladder truck driver joined the department in October 2000; the tillerman started in March 2004. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, 8 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tillerman was circa 1934

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“Tillerman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tillerman. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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