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tumbler

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noun tum·bler \ˈtəm-blər\

Simple Definition of tumbler

  • : a glass used for drinking that has a flat bottom and no stem or handle

  • : the amount of liquid held in a tumbler

  • : a person who performs athletic movements that involve rolling or turning along the ground or through the air

Full Definition of tumbler

  1. 1 :  one that tumbles: asa :  one who performs tumbling feats :  acrobatb :  any of various domestic pigeons that tumble or somersault backward in flight or on the ground

  2. 2 :  a drinking glass without foot or stem and originally with pointed or convex base

  3. 3a :  a movable obstruction in a lock (as a lever, latch, wheel, slide, or pin) that must be adjusted to a particular position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrownb :  a piece on which the mainspring acts in a gun's lock

  4. 4 :  a device or mechanism for tumbling (as a revolving cage in which clothes are dried)

  5. 5 :  a worker who operates a tumbler

tum·bler·ful play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of tumbler

  1. She drank a tumbler of water.

  2. a gymnast who's a skillful tumbler



14th Century

First Known Use of tumbler

14th century


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