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[til-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
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noun, plural til·bur·ies.
  1. a light two-wheeled carriage without a top.
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Origin of tilbury

First recorded in 1790–1800; named after its inventor, a 19th-century English coach-builder
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Related Words for tilbury

wagon, truck, rickshaw, buggy, dray, gig, dolly, barrow, pushcart, handcart, tumbrel, palanquin, wheelbarrow, gurney, curricle, tilbury, two-wheeler

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Historical Examples of tilbury

  • I saw him off at Tilbury when he left England on his last Expedition.

    The Woman Thou Gavest Me

    Hall Caine

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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for tilbury


noun plural -buries
  1. a light two-wheeled horse-drawn open carriage, seating two people
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Word Origin for tilbury

C19: probably named after the inventor


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