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tumble home

intransitive verb

Definition of tumble home

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

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tumble home

noun

Definition of tumble home

: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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