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English Dictionary: tiller by the DICT Development Group
6 results for tiller
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
tiller
n
  1. a shoot that sprouts from the base of a grass
  2. someone who tills land (prepares the soil for the planting of crops)
  3. lever used to turn the rudder on a boat
  4. a farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil (for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture)
    Synonym(s): cultivator, tiller
v
  1. grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers [syn: stool, tiller]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tiller \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tiller \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}.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tiller \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tiller \Till"er\, n. [From {Till}, v. t.]
      One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Tiller, OR
      Zip code(s): 97484
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