tiller

Part of speech: noun

One who or that which tills.

Part of speech: noun

A handle for turning a rudder.

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Usage examples "tiller":

  1. The tiller of the soil, who is the typical producer of social life, must have his material, his earth, his sky, rain, and sun, and the seeds to place within the earth. - "Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold", Mabel Collins.
  2. Mrs. Marvin held the tiller- ropes, and the doctor was to use a pair of oars when requested to do so. - "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.
  3. And then I saw an arm and a little hand reached up to take hold of the tiller; and my heart gave a great jump. - "Wandering Heath", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.