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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumbrel, tumbrilnoun

    a farm dumpcart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution


  1. tumbrilnoun

    A kind of medieval torture device, later associated with a cucking-stool.

  2. tumbrilnoun

    A cart which opens at the back to release its load.

  3. tumbrilnoun

    A cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their death, especially to the guillotine during the French Revolution.

  4. Etymology: From tumberel (in Anglo-Latin tumberellus), from tomber, tumber.


  1. tumbril

    A tumbrel (alternatively tumbril) is a two-wheeled cart or wagon typically designed to be hauled by a single horse or ox. Their original use was for agricultural work; in particular they were associated with carrying manure. Their most infamous use was taking prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution. They were also used by the military for hauling supplies. In this use the carts were sometimes covered. The two wheels allowed the cart to be tilted to discharge its load more easily.The word is also used as a name for the cucking stool and for a type of balancing scale used in medieval times to check the weight of coins.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tumbrilnoun

    a cucking stool for the punishment of scolds

  2. Tumbrilnoun

    a rough cart

  3. Tumbrilnoun

    a cart or carriage with two wheels, which accompanies troops or artillery, to convey the tools of pioneers, cartridges, and the like

  4. Tumbrilnoun

    a kind of basket or cage of osiers, willows, or the like, to hold hay and other food for sheep

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tumbril

    A covered cart for conveying ammunition and pioneers' tools.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tumbril

    A covered cart on two wheels, for the carriage of ammunition, tools, etc., belonging to the artillery. The name obtained a melancholy celebrity from being applied to the carts which served to carry the unfortunate victims of the French revolution to the guillotine.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumbril in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumbril in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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