noun (plural tilburies)historical
A light open two-wheeled carriage.
- As he climbed into his tilbury some twenty yards away, Isolde shrugged.
- The German ambassador and the director of the Goethe Institut rode on tilburies with the immense crowd on each side of the street welcoming them.
- There are plenty of hackney cabs and coaches too; gigs, phaetons, large-wheeled tilburies, and private carriages - rather of a clumsy make, and not very different from the public vehicles, but built for the heavy roads beyond the city pavement.
early 19th century: named after its inventor.