Definition of tiller:
- A lever of wood or metal fitted to the rudder head and used for turning side to side in steering. In small boats hand power is used; in large vessels, the tiller is moved by means of mechanical appliances. See Illust. of Rudder. Cf. 2d Helm, 1.
- A shoot of a plant, springing from the root or bottom of the original stalk; a sucker.
- A small drawer; a till.
- A sprout or young tree that springs from a root or stump.
- A young timber tree.
- One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman.
- The handle of anything.
- The stalk, or handle, of a crossbow; also, sometimes, the bow itself.
- To put forth new shoots from the root, or round the bottom of the original stalk; as, wheat or rye tillers; some spread plants by tillering.
- "Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero", F. Hopkinson Smith.
- "A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport", S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats.
- "Jim Davis", John Masefield.