thill

thill

[thil]
noun
either of the pair of shafts of a vehicle between which a draft animal is harnessed.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English thille shaft < ?

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thill (θɪl)
 
n
archaic another word for shaft
 
[C14: perhaps related to Old English thille board, planking, Old High German dilla plank, Old Norse thili]

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