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tum·brelor tum·bril (tŭm′brəl)
1. A two-wheeled cart, especially a farmer's cart that can be tilted to dump a load.
2. A crude cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their place of execution, as during the French Revolution.
[Middle English tumberell, from Old French tomberel, from tomber, to fall, perhaps of Germanic origin and akin to English tumble.]
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A two-wheeled cart used to take condemned prisoners to the guillotine.
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|Noun||1.||tumbril - a farm dumpcart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution|
dumpcart - a cart that can be tilted to empty contents without handling
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