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

Origin of thill

1275–1325; Middle English thille shaft < ? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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archaic another word for shaft (def. 6)

Word Origin for thill

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