- tumbler gear,
- tumbler switch,
- tumbling barrel,
- tumbling box,
Origin of tumbling
verb (used without object), tum·bled, tum·bling.
verb (used with object), tum·bled, tum·bling.
Origin of tumble
Examples from the Web for tumbling
But amid their tumbling words describing their woes, they express disbelief much will come from the talks.
It was that spectacular and it went on for an hour or two… a mass display of gymnastics and dancing and tumbling.
I want to feel that rolling, tumbling momentum, like a barrel sent blind downhill.
So, again, I hope the Democrats in the Senate take note of the dominoes that are tumbling here because they stood together.The Party of No Flirts With Yes as Mitch McConnell’s Grip on the GOP Slips|Michael Tomasky|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But budge they must, and budge on spending cuts the Democrats must too, or else tumbling down the hill we will go.
Far ahead they could see the Wireless looking like a speck on the tumbling waters.Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise|Louis Arundel
Rushing up three different gulches, the sledges, with tumbling human forms as freight, advanced to battle.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
But, having cracked his skull by tumbling off a ladder, he became an able lawyer, as you are aware.Thais|Anatole France
Madge assured herself as she made successive thrusts into the old log, tumbling out knives, forks and spoons.The Missing Formula|Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
The chaplain, tumbling down somehow from his mount, picked up the writhing boy and bundled him across the saddle.The Shepherd of the North|Richard Aumerle Maher
Word Origin for tumble
c.1300, "to perform as an acrobat," also "to fall down," perhaps from a frequentative form of Old English tumbian "dance about," of unknown origin. Related to Middle Low German tummelen "to turn, dance," Dutch tuimelen "to tumble," Old High German tumon, German taumeln "to turn, reel." Related: Tumbled; tumbling. Tumble-down (1791) originally meant "habitually falling down" and was used first of horses; sense of "in a dilapidated condition" is recorded from 1818.
1716, from tumble (v.).
see rough and tumble.