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 for tiller
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tiller \Till"er\, n. [From Till, v. t.]
     One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tiller \Till"er\, n. [AS. telgor a small branch. Cf. Till to
     cultivate.]
     1. (Bot.)
        (a) A shoot of a plant, springing from the root or bottom
            of the original stalk; a sucker.
        (b) A sprout or young tree that springs from a root or
            stump.
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     2. A young timber tree. [Prov. Eng.] --Evelyn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tiller \Till"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tillered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Tillering.]
     To put forth new shoots from the root, or round the bottom of
     the original stalk; as, wheat or rye tillers; some spread
     plants by tillering. [Sometimes written tillow.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tiller \Till"er\, n. [From OE. tillen, tullen, to draw, pull;
     probably fr. AS. tyllan in fortyllan to lead astray; or cf.
     D. tillen to lift up. Cf. Till a drawer.]
     1. (Naut.) A lever of wood or metal fitted to the rudder head
        and used for turning side to side in steering. In small
        boats hand power is used; in large vessels, the tiller is
        moved by means of mechanical appliances. See Illust. of
        Rudder. Cf. 2d Helm, 1.
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     2. The stalk, or handle, of a crossbow; also, sometimes, the
        bow itself. [Obs.]
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              You can shoot in a tiller.            --Beau. & Fl.
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     3. The handle of anything. [Prov. Eng.]
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     4. A small drawer; a till. --Dryden.
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     Tiller rope (Naut.), a rope for turning a tiller. In a
        large vessel it forms the connection between the fore end
        of the tiller and the steering wheel.
        [1913 Webster] Tilley

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tiller
      n 1: a shoot that sprouts from the base of a grass
      2: someone who tills land (prepares the soil for the planting of
         crops)
      3: lever used to turn the rudder on a boat
      4: a farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil
         (for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture)
         [syn: cultivator, tiller]
      v 1: grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers [syn: stool,
           tiller]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "tiller":
     Bauer, agriculturalist, agriculturist, agrologist, agronomist,
     coffee-planter, collective farm worker, crofter, cropper,
     cultivator, dirt farmer, dry farmer, farm laborer, farmer,
     farmhand, gentleman farmer, granger, grower, harvester, harvestman,
     haymaker, helm, husbandman, kibbutznik, kolkhoznik, kulak, muzhik,
     peasant, peasant holder, picker, planter, plowboy, plowman, raiser,
     rancher, ranchman, reaper, reins, reins of government, rudder,
     rustic, sharecropper, sower, tea-planter, tenant farmer,
     tree farmer, truck farmer, wheel, yeoman
  
  

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