Tumbril meaning

A kind of medieval torture device, later associated with a cucking-stool.
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A cart which opens at the back to release its load.
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A cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their death, especially to the guillotine during the French Revolution.
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Origin of tumbril

  • From Old French tumberel (in Anglo-Latin tumberellus), from tomber, tumber (“to fall”).

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