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  1. (noun, artifact) a farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil (for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture)
  2. (noun, artifact) lever used to turn the rudder on a boat
  3. (noun, person) someone who tills land (prepares the soil for the planting of crops)
  4. (noun, plant) a shoot that sprouts from the base of a grass
  5. (verb, body) grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers

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Synonyms of Tiller

cultivator, stool

Alternate forms of Tiller

Derivations: till, tiller

Hyponyms: harrow

Hypernyms: acquire, develop, farm machine, farmer, get, granger, grow, husbandman, lever, produce, shoot, sodbuster

Origin of the word Tiller

  1. mid-14c., "stock of a crossbow," from O.Fr. telier "stock of a crossbow" (c.1200), originally "weaver's beam," from M.L. telarium, from L. tela "web, loom," from PIE *teks-la-, from base *teks- "to weave" (see texture). Meaning "bar to turn the rudder of a boat" first recorded 1620s. more

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Words that sound like Tiller

tailor, talaria, tattler, taylor, teetotaler, teetotaller, teller, tiddler, tiler, titular, titulary, toddler, toiler, toller, tutelar, tutelary, twaddler, twiddler, tyler

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