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tiller +‎ -man


tillerman (plural tillermen)

  1. (US) A person who steers the rear wheels of a fire truck (a tiller 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.