Definition of Tumbler

1. Noun. A gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc..

Generic synonyms: Gymnast
Specialized synonyms: Turner
Derivative terms: Tumble



2. Noun. A glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem; originally had a round bottom.
Generic synonyms: Drinking Glass, Glass

3. 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.
Specialized synonyms: Lever, Lever Tumbler, Pin, Pin Tumbler
Group relationships: Lock
Generic synonyms: Impediment, Impedimenta, Obstructer, Obstruction, Obstructor
Derivative terms: Tumble

4. Noun. Pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground.
Exact synonyms: Roller, Tumbler Pigeon
Generic synonyms: Domestic Pigeon
Derivative terms: Tumble

Definition of Tumbler

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

Definition of Tumbler

1. Noun. One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. 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. ¹

4. Noun. A drinking glass that has no stem, foot, or handle — 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. ¹

5. Noun. A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its flight. ¹

6. Noun. A beverage cup, typically made of stainless steel, that is broad at the top and narrow at the bottom commonly used in India. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tumbler

1. one that tumbles [n -S] - See also: tumbles

Medical Definition of Tumbler

1. 1. One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat. 2. 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. 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. 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. A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its flight. 6. A breed of dogs that tumble when pursuing game. They were formerly used in hunting rabbits. 7. A kind of cart; a tumbrel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumbler

tumble drier
tumble driers
tumble dry
tumble dryer
tumble dryers
tumble to
tumblebug
tumblebugs
tumbled
tumbledown
tumbledung
tumbledungs
tumblehome
tumblehomes
tumbler (current term)
tumbler pigeon
tumblerful
tumblerfuls
tumblers
tumblersful
tumbles
tumbleset
tumblesets
tumbleth
tumbleweed
tumbleweed moment
tumbleweeds
tumbling
tumbling mill

Literary usage of Tumbler

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"The rotating tumbler I, when separated and isolated in action from the permutation wheels, and so arranged that any inward pres- [642] sure upon the bolt ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"And the specification of the original patent contained [{ . this language: " The principal advantage of this tumbler consists in its isolation, so to speak, ..."

3. Machine Tool Operation by Henry D. Burghardt (1919)
"It may be stated here that the tumbler gear train and the change gear train ... The tumbler Gears.—The operation of the tumbler gears RI and Rz is ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1878)
"And then, seizing the lighted taper, he turned up the tumbler, held the taper quickly to ... Well, how did you ever get it with that tumbler ?" said Tom. ..."

5. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1851)
"To render this moro difficult, the tumbler is often made to fall a little lower than the bolt, so as ta be acted upon by a ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The lirst improvement on this was tlie common tumbler-jock (fig. 3), which represents the ... The key, by the one movement, raises the tumbler and moves ..."

7. Machinery (1900)
"A useful device for the purpose of reversing the motion of riven shafts or disengaging them from the driving mechanism commonly called tumbler gearing ..."

8. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"6768. revolution on pivote (the tumbler bus a partial arbor being one), the extreme limits of its motion being from full cock to the striking of ..."

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