a rotating drum for subjecting materials or small manufactured objects, loosely placed inside, to a tumbling action, as to mix materials or to polish objects by friction with one another or with an abrasive.
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- tumbler gear,
- tumbler switch,
- tumbling box,
Origin of tumbling barrel
First recorded in 1885–90
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