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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Origin of tumble home
First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for tumble home
/ (ˈtʌmbəlˌhəʊm) /
the inward curvature of the upper parts of the sides of a vessel at or near the stern
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