Till"er (?), n. [From Till, v. t.]

One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman.

 

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Till"er, n. [AS. telgor a small branch. Cf. Till to cultivate.]

1. Bot. (a)

A shoot of a plant, springing from the root or bottom of the original stalk; a sucker.

(b)

A sprout or young tree that springs from a root or stump.

2.

A young timber tree.

[Prov. Eng.]

Evelyn.

 

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Till"er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tillered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tillering.]

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.

[Sometimes written tillow.]

 

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Till"er, n. [From OE. tillen, tullen, to draw, pull; probably fr. AS. tyllan in fortyllan to lead astray; or cf. D. tillen to lift up. Cf. Till a drawer.]

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.

[Obs.]

You can shoot in a tiller. Beau. & Fl.

3.

The handle of anything.

[Prov. Eng.]

4.

A small drawer; a till.

Dryden.

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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