Definition of tumbler in English:

tumbler

Line breaks: tum|bler
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌmblə
 
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noun

1A drinking glass with straight sides and no handle or stem.
[formerly having a rounded bottom so as not to stand upright]
More example sentences
  • Wine was sometimes drunk from glass tumblers.
  • Don't burn your fingers on a tumbler.
  • He pauses to pour ice water into a clear glass tumbler, and drinks from it heartily.
Synonyms
glass, drinking glass, beaker; goblet, wine glass; North Americanhighball glass
archaic stoup
rare rummer
2An acrobat, especially one who performs somersaults.
More example sentences
  • Clearly, we all have something to learn from these clowns and tumblers.
  • Moving slickly between tumblers and acrobats, the action takes in an absurdly daring high-wire act.
  • It must have been the end of the school day for them as a flurry of wannabe clowns, tumblers and tightrope walkers came out of the bar as I was passing by.
2.1A pigeon of a breed that repeatedly turns over backwards in flight.
3 (also tumbler dryer) A tumble dryer.
4A pivoted piece in a lock that holds the bolt until lifted by a key.
More example sentences
  • Pieces fall comfortingly into place like tumblers in a well-oiled lock.
  • The girls had never known lock picking to be such a dangerously loud task before, as Loki's attempts rattled the tumblers of the lock so much, someone in a surrounding house could hear it from an open door or window.
  • Finally, the tumblers of the resistant lock had come round in the magical right combination.
4.1A notched pivoted plate in a gunlock.
5An electrical switch worked by pushing a small sprung lever.
6 another term for tumbling barrel.

Derivatives

tumblerful

noun (plural tumblerfuls)
More example sentences
  • She slid into paroxysms of laughter that she tried quelling with a tumblerful of Southern Comfort.
  • I took two tumblerfuls of cold water.
  • Stir one tumblerful of good brandy and a wineglassful of Sherry wine.

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