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tumble home

  1. Nautical. an inward and upward slope of the middle body of a vessel.
  2. Also tum·ble·home. a similar shape for the body of an automobile.
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Origin of tumble home

First recorded in 1825–35
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Historical Examples

  • The Ellen Burgee was an old-fashioned ship, with long single topsails, a mackerel-head bow, and tumble-home sides.

    Harper's Round Table, June 18, 1895


  • The midsection was formed with moderately short and rising floor, round and easy bilge, and some tumble-home in the topside.