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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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Mini tillers have tines that rotate away from the operator--the end result is that they pull the tiller forward.
Yagd and Sozen (2009) reported significant positive correlation of grain yield with 1000-grain weight and tillers per plant, and suggested these traits as selection criteria in wheat.
Mature rhizomes included those that were currently elongating with actively growing scales and those with yellow hardened stem tissue and senesced scales that were associated with actively growing tillers.
To estimate defoliation frequency (number of defoliations/blades/day) in marked tillers, senescent or damaged leaf blades were identified with correction fluid the day before the animal entered the pastured.
One of the drawbacks of rear-tined tillers is they're hard to turn; the bigger the tiller, the more space you need to change directions.
Poor crop establishment results in few tillers and finally decreased grain yield (Farooq et al.
Nitrogen fertilizer application increased significantly number of tillers in three stage (table 1).
Therefore, studying yield potential of tillers is important to understanding how much they contribute to total yield.