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 (tĭl′bĕr′ē, -bə-rē)
n. pl. til·bur·ies
A light, two-wheeled, open carriage with a bench seat, used in the 1800s.

[After Tilbury, a London coach builder of the 1800s.]
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(ˈtɪlbərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -buries
a light two-wheeled horse-drawn open carriage, seating two people
[C19: probably named after the inventor]


(ˈtɪlbərɪ; -brɪ)
(Placename) an area in Essex, on the River Thames: extensive docks; principal container port of the Port of London
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(ˈtɪlˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
a light two-wheeled carriage without a top.
[1790–1800; after its inventor, a 19th-century English coach-builder]
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Alencon, which up to 1816 could boast of only two private carriages, saw, without amazement, in the course of ten years, coupes, landaus, tilburies, and cabriolets rolling through her streets.
Plenty of hackney cabs and coaches too; gigs, phaetons, large-wheeled tilburies, and private carriages - rather of a clumsy make, and not very different from the public vehicles, but built for the heavy roads beyond the city pavement.