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thill

[ thil ]

noun

  1. either of the pair of shafts of a vehicle between which a draft animal is harnessed.


thill

/ θɪl /

noun

  1. See shaft
    archaic.
    another word for shaft


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Word History and Origins

Origin of thill1

1275–1325; Middle English thille shaft < ?

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Word History and Origins

Origin of thill1

C14: perhaps related to Old English thille board, planking, Old High German dilla plank, Old Norse thili

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Example Sentences

He was talking as much to himself as to the poor fellow who clung to the thill.

Now no dray moves more readily to the thill than I do to the painter's chair.

"'Now no dray horse moves more readily to the thill than I to the painter's chair," he said.

Thill, thil, n. one of the shafts of a cart or other carriage.

Dr. Thill was ready to give a certificate that Persis had died of heart-failure.

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