Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

thill

[thil]
See more synonyms for thill on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. either of the pair of shafts of a vehicle between which a draft animal is harnessed.
Show More

Origin of thill

1275–1325; Middle English thille shaft < ?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

cylinderbeamtunnelrodductchimneyventmonolithspearpolebarbspindleaxisspireraylanceconduithandleobeliskmissile

Examples from the Web for thill

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for thill

thill

noun
  1. archaic another word for shaft (def. 6)
Show More

Word Origin

C14: perhaps related to Old English thille board, planking, Old High German dilla plank, Old Norse thili
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012