Nautical. an inward and upward slope of the middle body of a vessel.
Also tum·ble·home. a similar shape for the body of an automobile.
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- tumble cart,
- tumble dryer,
- tumble to,
Origin of tumble home
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for tumble home
The midsection was formed with moderately short and rising floor, round and easy bilge, and some tumble-home in the topside.The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model|Howard I. Chapelle
The Ellen Burgee was an old-fashioned ship, with long single topsails, a mackerel-head bow, and tumble-home sides.