tumbrel

  • 1 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

  • 2 tumbrel — mid 15c., two wheeled cart, earlier an instrument of punishment of uncertain type (early 13c.), from O.Fr. tumberel dump cart, from tomber (let) fall or tumble, possibly from a Germanic source (Cf. O.N. tumba to tumble, O.H.G. tumon to turn,… …

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  • 3 tumbrel — or tumbril [tum′brəl] n. [ME tomberel < MFr, tip cart < tomber, to fall, tumble, leap < OHG tumon: see TUMBLE] 1. a farmer s tip cart, esp. for dung 2. any of the carts used to carry the condemned to the guillotine during the French… …

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  • 4 tumbrel — noun /ˈtʌmbrəl/ a) a kind of mediaeval torture device, later associated with a cucking stool , 1997: This is a sixteenth century work done by a Flemish master, Pieter Bruegel, and it is called The Triumph of Death (…). He studies the tumbrel… …

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  • 5 tumbrel — Cucking stool Cuck ing stool (k?k ?ng st??l ). [Cf. AS. scealfingst[=o]l, a word of similar meaning, allied to scealfor a diver, mergus avis; or possibly from F. coquine a hussy, slut, jade, f. of coquin, OE. cokin, a rascal; or cf. Icel. k?ka to …

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  • 6 tumbrel — or tumbril noun Etymology: Middle English tomrel, from Old French (tomberel, from tomber to tumble, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German tūmōn to reel more at tumble Date: 14th century 1. a farm tipcart 2. a vehicle carrying… …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 Tumbrel — From the 16c a contraption for the ducking in water of minor criminals, named from the tipping cart which carried and tipped night soil; the sense of earlier usages is not clear. Cf. Cuck stool …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 9 tumbrel — sb. == a porpoise. HD. 757. Swed. tumlare …

    Oldest English Words

  • 10 tumbrel — tum·brel || tÊŒmbrÉ™l n. (tumbril) cart for transporting victims to their execution (especially to the guillotine during the time of the French Revolution); dumpcart (especially one used for transporting dung) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 tumbrel — tumbler …

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  • 12 tumbrel — n. 1. Dung cart, muck cart, rough cart. 2. Trebuchet, castigatory, ducking stool, cucking stool …

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  • 13 tumbrel — tum·brel …

    English syllables

  • 14 tumbrel — tum•brel or tum•bril [[t]ˈtʌm brəl[/t]] n. 1) trs a cart used during the French Revolution to convey victims to the guillotine 2) cvb trs a farmer s cart, esp. one for hauling manure, that can be tilted to discharge its load • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 tumbrel — /ˈtʌmbrəl / (say tumbruhl) noun 1. one of the carts used during the French Revolution to convey victims to the guillotine. 2. a cart constructed so that the body tilts backwards to empty the load, especially a dung cart. 3. Obsolete a two wheeled …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 tumbrel —   n. farm cart, especially as used to carry condemned persons to the guillotine in   French revolution …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 17 tumbrel — /tambral/ A castigatory, trebucket, or dunking stool, anciently used as a punishment for common scolds …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 tumbrel — A cart. Another term for ducking stool …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 tumbrel —  a dung cart. Var. Dial …

    A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • 20 tumbrel — n. (also tumbril) hist. 1 an open cart in which condemned persons were conveyed to their execution, esp. to the guillotine during the French Revolution. 2 a two wheeled covered cart for carrying tools, ammunition, etc. 3 a cart that tips to empty …

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