Definition of Thill

1. Noun. One of two shafts extending from the body of a cart or carriage on either side of the animal that pulls it.

Generic synonyms: Shaft



Definition of Thill

1. n. One of the two long pieces of wood, extending before a vehicle, between which a horse is hitched; a shaft.

Definition of Thill

1. Noun. The thin stratum of underclay which lies under a seam of coal; the bottom of a coal-seam. ¹

2. Noun. One of the two long pieces of wood, extending before a vehicle, between which a horse is hitched; a shaft. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thill

1. a shaft of a vehicle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Thill

1. 1. One of the two long pieces of wood, extending before a vehicle, between which a horse is hitched; a shaft. 2. The floor of a coal mine. Thill coupling, a device for connecting the thill of a vehicle to the axle. Origin: OE. Thille, AS. Ille a board, plank, beam, thill; akin to el a plank, D. Deel a plank, floor, G. Diele, OHG. Dili, dilla, Icel. Ilja a plank, planking, a thwart, ili a wainscot, plank; cf. Skr. Tala a level surface. 236. Cf. Fill a thill, Deal a plank. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thill

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

Literary usage of Thill

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1. The Cincinnati Superior Court Reporter by Ohio Superior Court (Cincinnati), Charles Phelps Taft, Bellamy Storer, Peter Rawson Taft (1872)
"NICHOLAS & ADOLPH thill. • ADOLPH thill v. NICHOLAS thill ET AL. Where several attachments were levied upon the property of an insolvent firm at different ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"[thill was the correct old word also.] The shafts of a cart or waggon. This is the reading of the old 4to and first folio of Troilus and Cressida, ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"thill, the floor of a coal seam. On this, flat deals of beech wood were formerly ... A " holey thill" was one of these tramways when worn into holes by the ..."

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