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Meaning of TILLER

Pronunciation:  'tilur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil (for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture)
  2. [n]  lever used to turn the rudder on a boat
  3. [n]  someone who tills land (prepares the soil for the planting of crops)
  4. [n]  a shoot that sprouts from the base of a grass
  5. [v]  grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers

TILLER is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: cultivator, stool
 See Also: acquire, develop, farm machine, farmer, get, granger, grow, harrow, husbandman, lever, produce, rudder, shoot, sodbuster



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Till"er\, n. [From {Till}, v. t.]
    One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman.
  2. \Till"er\, n. [AS. telgor a small branch. Cf. {Till} to
    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
    2. A young timber tree. [Prov. Eng.] --Evelyn.
  3. \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}.]
  4. \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.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Sprout, stalk, especially one from the base of a plant or from the axils of its lower leaves.