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tumbler

Pronunciation: /ˈtʌmblər; ˈtʌmblə(r)/

Translation of tumbler in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (glass) vaso (masculine) ([ de lados rectos ]) whiskey tumbler vaso (masculine) de whisky
    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.
    1.2 (acrobat) acróbata (masculine and feminine), volatinero, (masculine, feminine)
    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.
    1.3 (for gemstones) tambor (masculine) ([ giratorio ]) 1.4 (in lock) gacheta (feminine), clavija (feminine)
    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.
    1.5 (before noun/delante del nombre) [Electricity/Electricidad] tumbler switch interruptor (masculine) de palanca

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