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tiller +‎ -man


tillerman (plural tillermen)

  1. (US) A person who steers the rear wheels of a fire truck or controls its ladder
    • 2003 Tom Zambrano - Warriors of Fire
      That function was reserved for the tillerman, (the man that sits at the top steering position at the rear of the aerial ladder).
    • 2005 Justin T. Mayhue - Hagerstown Firefighting Through the Years
      The driver in the back is called the tillerman. The tillerman steers the rear wheels, allowing the truck to turn onto narrow streets and alleys.