from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Nautical, the extremity of the tiller, to which the tiller-rope or -chain is attached.
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What brass there was, on the tiller-head and elsewhere, was tarnished with sickly green.
At each pully-end stood a subordinate black, and between them, at the tiller-head, the responsible post, a Spanish seaman, whose countenance evinced his due share in the general hopefulness and confidence at the coming of the breeze.
The man assented with an inward chuckle, grasping the tiller-head firmly.
Now it was against Earl Eirik that Einar had his direct venture, and struck he the top of the tiller-head, over above the head of the Earl, sending in his arrow with such force that it penetrated to the very binding of the shaft.