- either of the pair of shafts of a vehicle between which a draft animal is harnessed.
Origin of thill
Related Words for thillcylinder, beam, tunnel, rod, duct, chimney, vent, monolith, spear, pole, barb, spindle, axis, spire, ray, lance, conduit, handle, obelisk, missile
Examples from the Web for thill
Historical Examples of thill
He was talking as much to himself as to the poor fellow who clung to the thill.King Spruce, A Novel
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.What Will People Say?
"'Now no dray horse moves more readily to the thill than I to the painter's chair," he said.In the Days of Poor Richard
Now no dray moves more readily to the thill than I do to the painter's chair.
- archaic another word for shaft (def. 6)