- a farmer's tip cart, esp. for dung
- any of the carts used to carry the condemned to the guillotine during the French Revolution
Origin of tumbrelMiddle English tomberel from MFr, tip cart from tomber, to fall, tumble, leap from Old High German tumon: see tumble
- A two-wheeled cart, especially a farmer's cart that can be tilted to dump a load.
- A crude cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their place of execution, as during the French Revolution.
Origin of tumbrelMiddle English tumberell from Old French tomberel from tomber to fall perhaps of Germanic origin and akin to English tumble
- Alternative form of tumbril.