[ til-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
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noun,plural til·bur·ies.
  1. 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

Words Nearby tilbury

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How to use tilbury in a sentence

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for tilbury (1 of 2)


/ (ˈtɪlbərɪ, -brɪ) /

nounplural -buries
  1. a light two-wheeled horse-drawn open carriage, seating two people

Origin of tilbury

C19: probably named after the inventor

British Dictionary definitions for Tilbury (2 of 2)


/ (ˈtɪlbərɪ, -brɪ) /

  1. an area in Essex, on the River Thames: extensive docks; principal container port of the Port of London

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