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

1275–1325; Middle English thille shaft < ?
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  1. archaic another word for shaft (def. 6)
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Word Origin

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