Definition of Tumbrel

1. Noun. A farm dumpcart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution.

Exact synonyms: Tumbril
Generic synonyms: Dumpcart



Definition of Tumbrel

1. n. A cucking stool for the punishment of scolds.

Definition of Tumbrel

1. Noun. (alternative form of tumbril) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tumbrel

1. a type of cart [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumbrel

tumbler pigeon
tumblerful
tumblerfuls
tumblers
tumblersful
tumbles
tumbleset
tumblesets
tumbleth
tumbleweed
tumbleweed moment
tumbleweeds
tumbling
tumbling mill
tumblings
tumbrel (current term)
tumbrels
tumbril
tumbrils
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tumchaite
tumefacient
tumefaction
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tumefied
tumefies
tumefy
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tumentia
tumeric

Literary usage of Tumbrel

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1. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1826)
"A pillory and tumbrel, which are infamous, ought not to be used without good warrant. 3 Inst. 219. So, for a libel on a magistrate, or the government. Cro. ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"tumbrel A "tumbrel" was an Instrument of punishment known to the ancient common law. by which a woman convicted of being a common scold was punished by ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"tumbrel (Fr. tombereau). A covered cart employed to convey ammunition, the tools of miners, pioneers, &c. The term is now almost obsolete. ..."

4. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1805)
"... against the statute, was to be carried through certain streets of the city, in a tumbrel or dust cart, and exposed to the contempt of the populace. ..."

5. Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants, Sports, Etc., with an Appendix by John Harland (1873)
"MANCHESTER GALLOWS AND tumbrel. AN inquisition at Preston in 1359, ... The tumbrel (says Baines) was the same instrument of correction as the cuck-stool, ..."

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