Definition of Thiller

1. n. The horse which goes between the thills, or shafts, and supports them; also, the last horse in a team; -- called also thill horse.



Definition of Thiller

1. Noun. The horse that goes between the thills, or shafts, and supports them. ¹

2. Noun. The last horse in a team. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thiller

1. a carriage horse [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thiller

thighs
thighward
thigmatropism
thigmesthesia
thigmotaxes
thigmotaxis
thigmotropism
thigmotropisms
thigs
thiirane
thiiranes
thiirene
thiirenes
thilk
thill
thiller (current term)
thillers
thills
thim
thimble
thimbleberries
thimbleberry
thimbled
thimbleeye
thimbleeyes
thimbleful
thimblefuls
thimblerig
thimblerigged
thimblerigger

Literary usage of Thiller

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1. Horse-hoeing Husbandry: Or, An Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and by Jethro Tull (1751)
"The Traces of the thiller by their fore Part are ... of the thiller, muft be held up in the Middle by a Piece of Cord or Chain, as at c, where one End of it ..."

2. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"ODA thiller and Thill-horse, are common in Suffolk ; where thill-bells, is that chain part of the ... thiller" says Cocker, " the horse that is near ..."

3. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"ODA thiller and Thill -horse, are common in ... thiller" says Cocker, " the horse that is near ..."

4. Shropshire Word-book: A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Etc., Used by Georgina Frederica Jackson (1879)
"... used by Tallow-Chandlers,' in the Academy of Armory, Bk. III. ch. iii. p. 102. thiller [thil-ur1], sb. a shaft-horse.—CRAVEN ARMS ; CLEE HILLS ; LUDLOW. ..."

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