Synonyms for tiller

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Then he remembered the look on his master's face as he stood at the tiller.

In silence the man unshipped the tiller and moved toward the cleats.

Calculating the instant to a nicety, he paid off the sheet and pulled up the tiller.

Wake up Dick there, and let him take his turn at the tiller.

The bar or lever that is fixed to the top of the rudder-post is called a tiller.

The tiller ropes were new, and he could trust them, fortunately.

The rudder was in its place and so was the tiller, but they couldn't use 'em then.

Mr. Phillips stood in the stern sheets, the tiller between his feet.

"You've put me next the tiller," said one; "I'm over the boiler," screamed another.

Two pulled, and he whose turn it was to rest sat at the tiller.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "stock of a crossbow," from Old French telier "stock of a crossbow" (c.1200), originally "weaver's beam," from Medieval Latin telarium, from Latin tela "web, loom," from PIE *teks-la-, from root *teks- "to weave" (see texture). Meaning "bar to turn the rudder of a boat" first recorded 1620s.

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