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  1. a person or thing that tolls.
  2. Also called tolling dog. a small dog trained to entice ducks into shooting range or a trap.
  3. a person who tolls a bell.
  4. a bell used for tolling; a tolling bell.
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Origin of toller1

1400–50; Middle English: one who lures. See toll2, -er1


  1. toll collector.
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Origin of toller2

before 1000; Middle English; Old English tollere. See toll1, -er1


[taw-ler, tol-er; German taw-luhr]
  1. Ernst [urnst; German ernst] /ɜrnst; German ɛrnst/, 1893–1939, German dramatist.
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Examples from the Web for toller

Historical Examples

  • It is clear that Mrs. Toller knows more about this matter than any one else.

    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    A. Conan Doyle

  • The Rucastles will be gone by that time, and Toller will, we hope, be incapable.

  • Miss Toller did all she could to get other boarders, but none came and she had a hard time.

  • Mr. Toller met them at the station with a four-wheeled chaise.

  • Towards the end of the summer Toller's health began to decline.

    Mad Shepherds

    L. P. Jacks

British Dictionary definitions for toller


  1. Ernst (ɛrnst). 1893–1939, German dramatist and revolutionary, noted particularly for his expressionist plays, esp Masse Mensch (1921)
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