Tumbrel meaning

tŭm'brəl
A two-wheeled cart, especially a farmer's cart that can be tilted to dump a load.
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A crude cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their place of execution, as during the French Revolution.
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A farmer's tip cart, esp. for dung.
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Any of the carts used to carry the condemned to the guillotine during the French Revolution.
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Alternative form of tumbril.
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Origin of tumbrel

  • Middle English tumberell from Old French tomberel from tomber to fall perhaps of Germanic origin and akin to English tumble
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition