Tumbler meaning

tŭm'blər
One that tumbles, especially an acrobat or gymnast.
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A toy made with a weighted rounded base so that it can rock over and then right itself.
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A piece in a gunlock that forces the hammer forward by action of the mainspring.
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An acrobat or gymnast who does somersaults, handsprings, etc.
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A dog, such as a small greyhound, trained to seize rabbits after distracting them by lurching about.
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A kind of pigeon that does somersaults in flight.
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The part of a gunlock through which the mainspring acts upon the hammer.
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A lever, pin, etc., whose position within a lock must be changed, as by a key or dial, in order to release the bolt.
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A projecting piece, as on a revolving or rocking part, that strikes and moves another part.
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A part moving a gear into place in an automobile transmission.
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An easily tipped toy that rights itself because of the way it is weighted.
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See Tumblr.
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One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat.
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A movable obstruction in a lock, consisting of a lever, latch, wheel, slide, or the like, which must be adjusted to a particular position by a key or other means before the bolt can be thrown in locking or unlocking.
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A piece attached to, or forming part of, the hammer of a gunlock, upon which the mainspring acts and in which are the notches for sear point to enter.
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A drinking glass that has no stem, foot, or handle "” so called because such glasses originally had a pointed or convex base and could not be set down without spilling. This compelled the drinker to finish his measure.
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A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its flight.
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A beverage cup, typically made of stainless steel, that is broad at the top and narrow at the bottom commonly used in India.
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One of a breed of domestic pigeon that characteristically tumbles or somersaults in flight.
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The part in a lock that releases the bolt when moved by a key.
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Origin of tumbler

  • Sense 2a, from the fact that it would tumble if put down
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • tumble +"Ž -er
    From Wiktionary