Definition of tiller noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtɪlə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪlər//
Parts of boats and ships
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a bar that is used to turn the rudder of a small boat in order to steer it compare helm See related entries: Parts of boats and ships Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French telier ‘weaver's beam, stock of a crossbow’, from medieval Latin telarium, from Latin tela ‘web’.
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