Definition of Tumbril

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: Tumbrel
Generic synonyms: Dumpcart



Definition of Tumbril

1. Noun. A kind of medieval torture device, later associated with a cucking-stool. ¹

2. Noun. A cart which opens at the back to release its load. ¹

3. Noun. A cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their death, especially to the guillotine during the French Revolution. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tumbril

1. tumbrel [n -S] - See also: tumbrel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumbril

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tumblers
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tumbles
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tumblesets
tumbleth
tumbleweed
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tumbleweeds
tumbling
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tumblings
tumbrel
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tumbril (current term)
tumbrils
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tumefacient
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Literary usage of Tumbril

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1. England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the Social by William Connor Sydney (1891)
"... provincial towns—Archaic customs—Bury Fair—Marriage and funeral ceremonies—Obsolete social condition of their inhabitants—Local punishments—The tumbril, ..."

2. My Diary in India, in the Year 1858-9 by Sir William Howard Russell (1860)
"An English soldier and his "presner."—Desperate kick from a horse.—Mounted on a tumbril.—A day of drowsy pain.—More dooly travelling.— General Penny killed. ..."

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