Definition of tumbling barrel in English:

Share this entry

tumbling barrel

noun

A revolving device containing an abrasive substance, in which castings, gemstones, or other hard objects can be cleaned by friction.
Example sentences
  • In tumbling barrels, the friction is created by gravity as the media slides across the diameter of the barrel.
  • To tumble stones: place rough rocks or minerals in the tumbling barrel, add a rough grit, and turn on the motor.
  • These are complete Lortone tumbling barrels including the barrel, inner lid with liner, and the outer lid with knurled nut.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: tum|bling bar¦rel

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.