tumble home

intransitive verb

Definition of tumble home 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: to incline inward above the waterline or greatest breadth : fall home — compare batter entry 3 used chiefly of the sides of a ship

tumble home

noun

Definition of tumble home (Entry 2 of 2)

: a receding upward slope (as of a ship's sides) : an inclination inward from the greatest breadth as in all ships of the period, her sides have considerable tumble home— H. G. Smith the tumble home of a building toward the top

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