tumble home

1 of 2

intransitive verb

: 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

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 homeH. 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 19 Jul. 2024.

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