Other definitions for tiller (2 of 3)
a bar or lever fitted to the head of a rudder, for turning the rudder in steering.
- till·er·less, adjective
Other definitions for tiller (3 of 3)
a plant shoot that springs from the root or bottom of the original stalk.
(of a plant) to put forth new shoots from the root or around the bottom of the original stalk.
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How to use tiller in a sentence
Teamed with Powell, they should give business and markets confidence that steady hands are on the tiller.Why Janet Yellen is a great pick for Treasury secretary | Alan Murray | November 24, 2020 | Fortune
He said that earlier this month, firefighters inside an engine found themselves between a shootout on a street in Northeast, and in Northwest, a firefighter in the tiller of a ladder truck saw a man open fire on Georgia Avenue.After D.C. firefighter shot and wounded on the job, department expresses frustration at violence in city | Peter Hermann | November 24, 2020 | Washington Post
How does sub-soiling resemble under-draining in relation to the tillering of grasses?The Elements of Agriculture | George E. Waring
British Dictionary definitions for tiller (1 of 2)
nautical a handle fixed to the top of a rudderpost to serve as a lever in steering it
- tillerless, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for tiller (2 of 2)
a shoot that arises from the base of the stem in grasses
a less common name for sapling
(intr) (of a plant) to produce tillers
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