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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Thill \Thill\, n. [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.
[root]236. Cf. Fill a thill, Deal a plank.]
1. One of the two long pieces of wood, extending before a
vehicle, between which a horse is hitched; a shaft.
2. (Mining) The floor of a coal mine. --Raymond.
Thill coupling, a device for connecting the thill of a
vehicle to the axle.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: one of two shafts extending from the body of a cart or
carriage on either side of the animal that pulls it
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