til·​bury ˈtil-ˌber-ē How to pronounce tilbury (audio)
plural tilburies
: a light 2-wheeled carriage

Word History


Tilbury, 19th century English coach builder

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tilbury was in 1814

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“Tilbury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilbury. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Til·​bury ˈtil-b(ə-)rē How to pronounce Tilbury (audio)
 US also  -ˌber-ē
town and port east of London on the Thames River in Essex, southeastern England population 12,500

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