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Either of the two long shafts between which an animal is fastened when pulling a wagon or cart.
[Middle English thille, perhaps from Old English, plank.]
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archaic another word for shaft6
[C14: perhaps related to Old English thille board, planking, Old High German dilla plank, Old Norse thili]
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either of the pair of shafts of a vehicle between which a draft animal is harnessed.
[1275–1325; Middle English thille, of obscure orig.]
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|Noun||1.||thill - one of two shafts extending from the body of a cart or carriage on either side of the animal that pulls it|
shaft - a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
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