- trouble; bother.
- burden; encumbrance.
Origin of cumbrance
1275–1325; Middle English combraunce, aphetic variant of acombraunce defeat, harassment; see encumbrance
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Examples from the Web for cumbrance
Our chance may come another time, and we want not the cumbrance of children on our march.In the Wars of the Roses
How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?Notes on the Book of Deuteronomy, Volume I
Charles Henry Mackintosh
So I parted with my public and my ferrets—for she was dead a' ready, my wife was, and I hadn't no cumbrance.Felix Holt, The Radical
- a burden, obstacle, or hindrance
- trouble or bother
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