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tumble home

intransitive verb

Definition of tumble home

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

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tumble home

noun

Definition of tumble home

  1. :  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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