noun tum·brel \ˈtəm-brəl\

Definition of TUMBREL

:  a farm tipcart
:  a vehicle carrying condemned persons (as political prisoners during the French Revolution) to a place of execution

Variants of TUMBREL

tum·brel or tum·bril \ˈtəm-brəl\

Origin of TUMBREL

Middle English tomrel, from Old French (tomberel, from tomber to tumble, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German tūmōn to reel — more at tumble
First Known Use: 14th century


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