from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A two-wheeled cart, especially a farmer's cart that can be tilted to dump a load.
- n. A crude cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their place of execution, as during the French Revolution.
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- n. Alternative form of tumbril.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cucking stool for the punishment of scolds.
- n. A rough cart.
- n. A cart or carriage with two wheels, which accompanies troops or artillery, to convey the tools of pioneers, cartridges, and the like.
- n. A kind of basket or cage of osiers, willows, or the like, to hold hay and other food for sheep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A low cart used by farmers for the removal of dung, etc.; a dung-cart.
- n. A covered cart with two wheels, which accompanies artillery, for the conveyance of tools, ammunition, etc.
- n. A chair fixed on a pair of wheels and having very long shafts used to punish scolds.
- n. A sort of circular cage or crib, made of osiers or twigs, used in some parts of England for holding food for sheep in winter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a farm dumpcart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution
Middle English tumberell, from Old French tomberel, from tomber, to let fall, perhaps of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)