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thill

 (thĭl)
n.
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.]

thill

(θɪl)
n
archaic another word for shaft6
[C14: perhaps related to Old English thille board, planking, Old High German dilla plank, Old Norse thili]

thill

(θɪl)

n.
either of the pair of shafts of a vehicle between which a draft animal is harnessed.
[1275–1325; Middle English thille, of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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Of the latter, there are the cutter, with thills so arranged as to permit the horse to travel in the side track; the “pung,” or
Thill support, used to hold carriage thills in an upright position when the vehicle is not in use.
The ticket was bought at Tu thills, Captains Hill, Leixlip, Co Kildare, on March 10 for the Saturday draw the next night.