Tumbril
Tumbrel Tum"brel, Tumbril Tum"bril, n. [OF. tomberel, F. tombereau, fr. tomber to fall, to tumble; of Teutonic origin. Cf. {Tumble}.] 1. A cucking stool for the punishment of scolds. [1913 Webster]

2. A rough cart. --Tusser. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) A cart or carriage with two wheels, which accompanies troops or artillery, to convey the tools of pioneers, cartridges, and the like. [1913 Webster]

4. A kind of basket or cage of osiers, willows, or the like, to hold hay and other food for sheep. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • tumbril — (also tumbrel) ► NOUN historical ▪ an open cart that tilted backwards to empty out its load, in particular one used to convey prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution. ORIGIN Old French tomberel, from tomber to fall …   English terms dictionary

  • tumbril — noun see tumbrel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tumbril — noun /ˈtʌmbrɪl/ a) A kind of medieval torture device, later associated with a cucking stool. b) A cart which opens at the back to release its load …   Wiktionary

  • tumbril — [ tʌmbr(ə)l, brɪl] (also tumbrel) noun historical an open cart that tilted backwards to empty out its load, in particular one used to convey prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution. Origin ME (orig. denoting a type of cucking… …   English new terms dictionary

  • tumbril — tum·bril …   English syllables

  • tumbril — noun a farm dumpcart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution • Syn: ↑tumbrel • Hypernyms: ↑dumpcart …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monks Risborough — Coordinates: 51°44′04″N 0°49′47″W / 51.734462°N 0.829831°W / 51.734462; 0.829831 …   Wikipedia

  • tumbrel — /tum breuhl/, n. 1. one of the carts used during the French Revolution to convey victims to the guillotine. 2. a farmer s cart, esp. one for hauling manure, that can be tilted to discharge its load. 3. Obs. a two wheeled covered cart accompanying …   Universalium

  • dumpcart — n. a cart that can be tilted to empty the contents without handling them. Syn: tumbrel, tumbril. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tumbrel — Tum brel, Tumbril Tum bril, n. [OF. tomberel, F. tombereau, fr. tomber to fall, to tumble; of Teutonic origin. Cf. {Tumble}.] 1. A cucking stool for the punishment of scolds. [1913 Webster] 2. A rough cart. Tusser. Tatler. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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