a person who performs leaps, somersaults, and other bodily feats.
(in a lock) any locking or checking part that, when lifted or released by the action of a key or the like, allows the bolt to move.
a stemless drinking glass having a flat, often thick bottom.
(in a gunlock) a leverlike piece that by the action of a spring forces the hammer forward when released by the trigger.
a part moving a gear into place in a selective transmission.
a single cog or cam on a rotating shaft, transmitting motion to a part with which it engages.
a tumbling box or barrel.
a person who operates a tumbling box or barrel.
one of a breed of dogs resembling a small greyhound, used formerly in hunting rabbits.
Also called roller. one of a breed of domestic pigeons noted for the habit of tumbling backward in flight.
a toy, usually representing a fat, squatting figure, that is weighted and rounded at the bottom so as to rock when touched.
a tumbrel or tumble cart.
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How to use tumbler in a sentence
You can find vessels with tea infuser tops and nesting coffee tumblers, not to mention the myriad options that claim to keep your cider hot for hours on end and retain ice for even longer.Four Multitasking Pieces of Outdoor Gear We Want to Try | wtaylor | August 12, 2021 | Outside Online
If ease is what you’re after, a dual-chamber tumbler—so you don’t have to manually mix the compost—is the way to go.Best compost bins: These eco-friendly products help you to do your part for the environment | Florie Korani | July 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
It showed a clear distinction in electrical patterns between whether a tumbler was placed in front of him or not.How Gene Therapy and Algae Proteins Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight | Shelly Fan | May 25, 2021 | Singularity Hub
It has encouraged employees to share their sustainability efforts on social media and is giving the first 100 employees to save 1kg of carbon an insulated tumbler made of recycled plastic.‘Sustainability makes good business sense’: Companies ramp up eco-friendly efforts for office returns | Jessica Davies | May 11, 2021 | Digiday
Some are smaller-scale versions of the traditional tumbler composter, producing compost in about six weeks, or you can opt for an electric model, which uses heat to accelerate the process to about two weeks.How to start composting at home, even if you don’t have a yard | Kristen Hartke | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Available at Jonathan Adler Whisky tumbler Set—Light Horn, $65 This is drinking at its most fashionable.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Angelina Jolie in Your Life | Allison McNearney | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He drained the wine from the tumbler and turned away from the window, and there was no self-pity in his gravelly voice.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life | Paul Hemphill | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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Audiences were shocked and horrified by the scene, as the two performers fell on top of tumbler George North.Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus | Marina Watts | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“There is a serious undercurrent here,” said Gardner, between sips from her tumbler.The Best Egg-Laying Chickens, And a Pig As Cover Star: The Winning Modern Farmer Formula | Lloyd Grove | May 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
American writers claim that the first pressed glass tumbler was made about 40 years back in that country, by a carpenter.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
It would not be fair to omit the name of the first mould-maker who made the tumbler-mould in question.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
More'n that, when I get my jell' done I'm going to send Mrs. Calvert a tumbler and compare notes.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
"Not quite," returned Dorothy, trying to laugh, as she gave back to her mother the empty tumbler.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Tyrwhitt confuses the matter by quoting Lye, who mixed up this word with tombestere, a female tumbler; for which see Cant.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for tumbler
a flat-bottomed drinking glass with no handle or stem. Originally, a tumbler had a round or pointed base and so could not stand upright
Also called: tumblerful the contents or quantity such a glass holds
a person, esp a professional entertainer, who performs somersaults and other acrobatic feats
another name for tumble dryer
Also called: tumbling box a pivoted box or drum rotated so that the contents (usually inferior gemstones) tumble about and become smooth and polished
the part of a lock that retains or releases the bolt and is moved by the action of a key
a lever in a gunlock that receives the action of the mainspring when the trigger is pressed and thus forces the hammer forwards
a part that moves a gear in a train of gears into and out of engagement
a single cog or cam that transmits motion to the part with which it engages
a toy, often a doll, that is so weighted that it rocks when touched
(often capital) a breed of domestic pigeon kept for exhibition or flying. The performing varieties execute backward somersaults in flight
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