[til-uh-buh l]


able to be tilled; arable.

Origin of tillable

First recorded in 1565–75; till2 + -able
Related formsnon·till·a·ble, adjectiveun·till·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for untillable

Historical Examples of untillable

  • Let us see to it that the untillable hills shall ever bear these matchless forests, emerald settings for our snow-peaks.

    The Guardians of the Columbia

    John H. (John Harvey) Williams

  • Paucity of arable land in mountain regions leads to the utilization of the untillable slopes for stock grazing.

  • The juncture was in a big, marshy, untillable flat, from which hills rose abruptly.

    Scattergood Baines

    Clarence Budington Kelland