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tiller

1
Nautical a handle fixed to the top of a rudderpost to serve as a lever in steering it

tiller

2
1. a shoot that arises from the base of the stem in grasses
2. a less common name for sapling

Tiller

 

a lever attached to the upper part of the rudder stock and used to turn the rudder. Tillers may have a single arm parallel to the vessel’s longitudinal axis or two arms perpendicular to the vessel’s longitudinal axis. Some tillers have the shape of a quadrant and are equipped with a cable or gear drive. Tillers are principally used on small vessels.

tiller

[′til·ər]
(botany)
A shoot that develops from an axillary or adventitious bud at the base of a stem.
(naval architecture)
A lever attached to the rudder of a boat or ship and used to turn the rudder from side to side, usually turned by hand in a boat and by mechanical devices in a ship.
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* What are you going to attach the tiller to--an ATV, a UTV, or a small tractor?
Conversely, the minimum number of grains per spike was observed in wheat crop sown by zone disk tiller in standing stubbles of rice crop combine harvested at 15 cm height that was statistically similar to turbo and happy seeded wheat under same stubble height treatment (Table 5).
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Table-2: Effect of different concentrations and time of exogenous application of thiourea on plant height (cm), productive tillers, unproductive tillers, spike length (cm) and spikelets per spike of late sown wheat.
In silvopastoral systems under moderate shading, the magnitude of responses to fertilization was lower than those obtained in full sun; although, fertilization was effective to increases tiller density and herbage accumulation.
When Tiller fired the first shot, which entered Hammond's chest through the left side, he was no longer in the car's path.
A bud transitions to a tiller when the bud apex emerges and elongates past its protective prophyll.
And the audiences loved the Tiller Girls, because it was such a glamorous, visual spectacle." The photos here show Fay doing a solo dance at Blackpool Opera House in 1958 and the Tiller Girls performing at Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre in 1962 (Fay is on the extreme right).
During this stage, due to greater sward height and lower tiller density (Table 1), lambs may not have able to adjust intake behavior to maintain their intake of leaf blade, given the larger share of stems in the diet.
Muscat: In a major initiative, the directorate general of agriculture and livestock distributed a whopping number of 1,200 agricultural tillers among farmers in various governorates of the country this year, according to Sayyid Fakhruddin bin Hilal Al Busaidi, assistant wali of Nizwa.
The Small Tiller employs an existing tool technology effectively to remove a great deal of time and effort from the task of tilling.
(Although After Tiller carefully doesn't say it, the film suggests that the prochoice movement has hung these doctors out to dry.)