Origin of tombola
Examples from the Web for tombola
If the figure be painted with oil-colors, the Tombola can be made to perform his pranks in a basin of water.
In the afternoon the men off duty amuse themselves for a couple of hours with the "tombola," a game much liked by our sailors.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I|Karl Ritter von Scherzer
And we see the quinquina (formed by five numbers) drawn, and then the first Tombola, and the second.From the Oak to the Olive|Julia Ward Howe
But the curtain rose; that is to say, the tombola commenced.
The little cracked bells of the tiny church have been tinkling and in front of the church is a staging for a tombola.Polly the Pagan|Isabel Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for tombola
Word Origin for tombola
Word Origin and History for tombola
"Italian lotto-style lottery," 1880, from Italian tombolare "to tumble, fall upside down."