tumbling barrel
noun Date: circa 1890 a revolving cask in which objects or materials undergo a process (as drying or polishing) by being whirled about

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  • Tumbling barrel — Tumbling Tum bling, a. & vb. n. from {Tumble}, v. [1913 Webster] {Tumbling barrel}. Same as {Rumble}, n., 4. {Tumbling bay}, an overfall, or weir, in a canal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tumbling barrel — noun : a revolving barrel, cask, or box in which objects or materials (as small metal parts, castings, plastics, leather, or clothing) undergo a process (as finishing, polishing, coating, softening, or drying) by being whirled about and so… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tumbling barrel — a rotating drum for subjecting materials or small manufactured objects, loosely placed inside, to a tumbling action, as to mix materials or to polish objects by friction with one another or with an abrasive. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • tumbling barrel — tum′bling bar rel n. mac a drum in which objects are loosely placed and subjected to a tumbling action, as for mixing or polishing …   From formal English to slang

  • Tumbling barrel — Барабан для полирования …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • tumbling barrel — noun a revolving device containing an abrasive substance, in which castings, gemstones, or other hard objects can be cleaned by friction …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tumbling — Tum bling, a. & vb. n. from {Tumble}, v. [1913 Webster] {Tumbling barrel}. Same as {Rumble}, n., 4. {Tumbling bay}, an overfall, or weir, in a canal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tumbling bay — Tumbling Tum bling, a. & vb. n. from {Tumble}, v. [1913 Webster] {Tumbling barrel}. Same as {Rumble}, n., 4. {Tumbling bay}, an overfall, or weir, in a canal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tumbling box — or tumbling barrel n. a revolving box or drum into which loose materials are loaded and tumbled about, as for mixing, polishing, etc …   English World dictionary

  • tumbling box — noun : a tumbling barrel for small objects * * * a box, pivoted at two corners, used in the manner of a tumbling barrel. Also called rumble. [1875 80] * * * tumbling barrel, tumbling box see ↑tumbler above. • • • Main Entry: ↑tumble …   Useful english dictionary

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