[ UK /tˈɪlɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈtɪɫɝ/ ]
  1. lever used to turn the rudder on a boat
  2. someone who tills land (prepares the soil for the planting of crops)
  3. a shoot that sprouts from the base of a grass
  4. a farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil (for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture)
  1. grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers
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How To Use tiller In A Sentence

  • Our militia fired off volley after volley from anti - aircraft artillery.
  • Nemours showed him at once what use to make of the army under his orders, and having enfiladed his National Guard battalions, and placed his artillery in echelons, he formed his cavalry into hollow squares on the right and left of his line, flinging out a cloud of howitzers to fall back upon the main column. Burlesques
  • _ When a scirrhus affects any gland of no great extent or sensibility, it is, after a long period of time, liable to suppurate without inducing fever, like the indolent tumors of the conglobate or lymphatic glands above mentioned; whence collections of matter are often found after death both in men and other animals; as in the liver of swine, which have been fed with the grounds of fermented mixtures in the distilleries. Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life
  • In terms of its careful emphasis on surprise, artillery concentration, and methodical planning, Amiens pointed the way ahead to Alamein.
  • Only two men could be seen on her deck, one at the tiller and one amidships to work the sail.
  • Those with a hearty appetite for the whiz of bullets, the bang of artillery, dying declarations, famous last words, and eyewitness accounts of the face of battle will not be disappointed.
  • The company would offer a discount to farmers who buy tillers under this scheme.
  • The land forces are organised into British, Austrian and French divisions, all of which contain recreations of the original infantry, cavalry and artillery regiments that fought during the Napoleonic wars.
  • Other reporting from the field indicates the use of a combined-arms offensive - employing ground maneuver forces, artillery and aircraft - to effectuate the assault on Samarra.
  • Scabbards, broken arms, artillery horses, wrecks of gun carriages, and bloody garments strewed the scene.
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