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[til-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈtɪlˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural tilburies.
a light two-wheeled carriage without a top.
Origin of tilbury
First recorded in 1790-1800; named after its inventor, a 19th-century English coach-builder Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • I saw him off at tilbury when he left England on his last Expedition.

  • The menace of that time has passed away, and now tilbury is known by its docks.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • He received a great welcome when the ship arrived at tilbury.

  • tilbury, on the Thames, was chosen as the rendezvous for the land forces.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • Send two or three men down to tilbury to watch outgoing boats there.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • As they ran into tilbury Station a train was standing at the departure platform.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • To be sure, poor Nelly had known of that journey to tilbury just as well as if she had accompanied him.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • Why, I went after you to tilbury when you were going out—to find out what you meant.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • He drove up in his tilbury, and said he was on his way to Plymouth.

    The Adventures of Harry Revel

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • I've only enough juice to run us back to tilbury, sir, if we put about now!

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for tilbury


/ˈtɪlbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -buries
a light two-wheeled horse-drawn open carriage, seating two people
Word Origin
C19: probably named after the inventor


/ˈtɪlbərɪ; -brɪ/
an area in Essex, on the River Thames: extensive docks; principal container port of the Port of London
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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