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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.]


(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


(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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Andrea Cavalcanti found his tilbury waiting at the door; the groom, in every respect a caricature of the English fashion, was standing on tiptoe to hold a large iron-gray horse.
As for Andrea, he began, by way of showing off, to scold his groom, who, instead of bringing the tilbury to the steps of the house, had taken it to the outer door, thus giving him the trouble of walking thirty steps to reach it.
Oh, as for that, I'll take you to a splendid place," said the man with the handkerchief; and taking the horse's bit he led the tilbury where it was certainly impossible for any one to witness the honor that Andrea conferred upon him.
It was a pity this scene had not occurred in daylight, for it was curious to see this rascal throwing himself heavily down on the cushion beside the young and elegant driver of the tilbury.
All at once I see you pass through the barrier with a groom, a tilbury, and fine new clothes.
This is the entrance to Tilbury Dock, the most recent of all London docks, the nearest to the sea.
We saw Tilbury Fort and remembered the Spanish Armada, Gravesend, Woolwich, and Greenwich-- places which I had heard of even in my country.
If she was jocular, he used to revolve her jokes in his mind, and explode over them half an hour afterwards in the street, to the surprise of the groom in the tilbury by his side, or the comrade riding with him in Rotten Row.
This fear increased when the inhabitants of Alencon saw the bridegroom driving in from Prebaudet one morning to inspect his works, in a fine tilbury drawn by a new horse, having Rene at his side in livery.
This puts me in mind of fastening to an elephant in a tilbury on a plain --makes the wheel-spokes fly, boys, when you fasten to him that way; and there's danger of being pitched out too, when you strike a hill.
Tisher at the same time grouped herself behind her chief, as representing Queen Elizabeth's first historical female friend at Tilbury fort.
A wealthy supernumerary splashes his superior as he drives his tilbury to Longchamps and points with his whip to the poor father of a family, remarking to the pretty woman at his side, "That's my chief.