noun tum·brel \ˈtəm-brəl\
variants: or


Definition of tumbrel

  1. 1 :  a farm tipcart

  2. 2 :  a vehicle carrying condemned persons (such as political prisoners during the French Revolution) to a place of execution

Origin and Etymology of tumbrel

Middle English tomrel, from Old French (tomberel, from tomber to tumble, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German tūmōn to reel — more at tumble

First Known Use: 14th century

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