Tiller rope

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tiller rope (Naut) a rope for turning a tiller. In a large vessel it forms the connection between the fore end of the tiller and the steering wheel.
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Usage

In literature:

Apparently it had filled with water and the tiller-rope had broken.
"Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete" by Charles M. Skinner
At one end was a rope to pull them, at the other a tiller to guide them.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
He was quicker in his movements than those who usually handled these stiff ropes and held the clumsy tiller.
"The Last Hope" by Henry Seton Merriman
We leaped in, and Captain Blaise took the tiller ropes.
"Wide Courses" by James Brendan Connolly
Pull to Tiller-rope thro' and thro'!
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
She, however, fought well, and we soon had our braces, bowlines, and tiller-ropes shot away.
"Ben Burton" by W. H. G. Kingston
Our tiller ropes were shot away too, but it didn't matter much now.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
A shot cut the tiller-ropes of the Louisville.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
A rope trailed from her bow and her long tiller jerked to and fro.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
These are fixed in a groove of the tiller-sweep in large ships, to aid the tiller-ropes, and prevent friction.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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