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- n. A person who steers the rear wheels of a fire truck or controls its ladder
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It was a 1988 Seagrave tractor-drawn Aerial Ladder Truck, the last of a generation that places the firefighter "tillerman" in the open elements; but to young Gavin, it was far more.
The tillerman on the second barge ducks, but some of the incautious levies who thought the first wires were the only wires are slashed by the recoiling wire whip.
After the wires pass, the tillerman on the second barge manages to swing the heavy craft shoreward, this time toward the western shore, where it grinds to a halt, less than a handful of rods from Kadara's squad.
Layne had turned pale and Matt divided his attention between her and the sour-faced tillerman.
It seems such a great leap to go from being a putative artist to being a tillerman.
Listen to some Cat Stevens "Tea for the tillerman" and clean your firearms, get off your computer and go practice.
I’m not about to trade it in for cash and blow all the proceeds on other types of consumption so its market price is irrelevant to me. — tillerman