Definitions for tumblerˈtʌm blər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tum•blerˈtʌm blər(n.)

  1. a person who performs leaps, somersaults, and other acrobatic feats.

  2. a part of a lock that, when lifted or released by the action of a key or the like, allows the bolt to move.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. a stemless drinking glass having a flat, often thick bottom.

    Category: Ceramics

  4. (in a gunlock) a leverlike piece that by the action of a spring forces the hammer forward when released by the trigger.

    Category: Military

  5. a part moving a gear into place in a selective transmission.

    Category: Machinery

  6. Category: Machinery

    Ref: tumbling barrel .

  7. one of a breed of pigeons that can roll over in flight.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of tumbler:

1300–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumbler(noun)

    a gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc.

  2. tumbler(noun)

    a glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem; originally had a round bottom

  3. tumbler(noun)

    a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown

  4. roller, tumbler, tumbler pigeon(noun)

    pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground

Wiktionary

  1. tumbler(Noun)

    One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat.

  2. tumbler(Noun)

    A movable obstruction in a lock, consisting of a lever, latch, wheel, slide, or the like, which must be adjusted to a particular position by a key or other means before the bolt can be thrown in locking or unlocking.

  3. tumbler(Noun)

    A piece attached to, or forming part of, the hammer of a gunlock, upon which the mainspring acts and in which are the notches for sear point to enter.

  4. tumbler(Noun)

    A drinking glass that has no stem, foot, or handle u2014 so called because such glasses originally had a pointed or convex base and could not be set down without spilling. This compelled the drinker to finish his measure.

  5. tumbler(Noun)

    A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its flight.

  6. tumbler(Noun)

    A beverage cup, typically made of stainless steel, that is broad at the top and narrow at the bottom commonly used in India.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tumbler(noun)

    one who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat

  2. Tumbler(noun)

    a movable obstruction in a lock, consisting of a lever, latch, wheel, slide, or the like, which must be adjusted to a particular position by a key or other means before the bolt can be thrown in locking or unlocking

  3. Tumbler(noun)

    a piece attached to, or forming part of, the hammer of a gunlock, upon which the mainspring acts and in which are the notches for sear point to enter

  4. Tumbler(noun)

    a drinking glass, without a foot or stem; -- so called because originally it had a pointed or convex base, and could not be set down with any liquor in it, thus compelling the drinker to finish his measure

  5. Tumbler(noun)

    a variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its flight

  6. Tumbler(noun)

    a breed of dogs that tumble when pursuing game. They were formerly used in hunting rabbits

  7. Tumbler(noun)

    a kind of cart; a tumbrel

Freebase

  1. Tumbler

    Tumbler pigeons are varieties of domesticated pigeons descendant from the Rock Dove that have been selected for their ability to tumble or roll over backwards in flight. This ability has been known in domesticated breeds of pigeons for centuries. In Wendell Levi's book The Pigeon, reference is made to pigeons with this tumbling ability existing in India before the year 1590. Charles Darwin, in his book The Origin of Species, makes reference to the Short Faced Tumbler which was a popular breed during his lifetime, and still can be found exhibited at pigeon shows today. There are many different breeds that have descended from the original tumbler stocks. Some of the more popular breeds today include: ⁕Armenian Tumbler ⁕Australian Performing Tumbler ⁕Berlin Short Faced Tumbler ⁕English Long Faced Tumbler ⁕English Short Faced Tumbler ⁕Iranian Highflying Tumbler ⁕Komorner Tumbler ⁕West of England Tumbler ⁕Limerick Tumblers

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. tumbler

    1. [Originally from the Xanadu hypertext project] A tumbler is a magic cookie generated as part of a record or message to give it a unique identity. Usually a tumbler includes an encoded form of its creation date, but if a software system has more than one concurrent process that could generate tumblers it must also include an encoding of the process ID. If tumblers will be shared across multiple network hosts, they must also include the host name or network address. Tumblers often include a hash of the rest of the message or record content so that it is possible to verify the correctness of the data the tumbler is attached to.2. Variant text added to spam instances (often in the Subject line) to make them unique. This kind of tumbler is used to defeat schemes that check an exact hash of an incoming message against known spam signatures; it also compromises some kinds of statistical spam recognition.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tumbler(noun)

a large drinking glass

a tumbler of whisky.

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