Tiller

Definition of Tiller

Till´er
n.1.One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman.
1.(Bot.) A shoot of a plant, springing from the root or bottom of the original stalk; a sucker.
2.A young timber tree.
v. i.1.To put forth new shoots from the root, or round the bottom of the original stalk; as, wheat or rye tillers; some spread plants by tillering.
[imp. & p. p. Tillered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tillering.]
n.1.(Naut.) A lever of wood or metal fitted to the rudder head and used for turning side to side in steering. In small boats hand power is used; in large vessels, the tiller is moved by means of mechanical appliances. See Illust. of Rudder. Cf. 2d Helm, 1.
2.The stalk, or handle, of a crossbow; also, sometimes, the bow itself.
You can shoot in a tiller.
- Beau. & Fl.
3.The handle of anything.
4.A small drawer; a till.
Tiller rope
(Naut.) a rope for turning a tiller. In a large vessel it forms the connection between the fore end of the tiller and the steering wheel.

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