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


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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“Tumble home.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tumble%20home. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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