Flat-based drinking glass with neither stem, foot nor handle. Tumblers are variously shaped and sized, but unlike beakers never have a flared mouth. In the 17thC, heavy metal tumblers with curved sides were designed to tumble back to an upright position if set down awkwardly.
A motor powered rotating cylinder that smoothes and rounds the surfaces of stones, increasing their luster. As the stones tumble around the cylinder, often in a slurry congaing an abrasive of a specific grit, become smoother and more polished.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22290
(from the article `lock`) The first serious attempt to improve the security of the lock was made in 1778 when Robert Barron, in England, patented a double-acting tumbler lock. ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/t/91
(from the article `poultry processing`) ...poultry products, the meat is mixed with a variety of nonmeat ingredients, including flavourings, spices, and salt. Tumbling and massaging are ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/t/91
- a gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc. 2. [n] - a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown 3. [n] - a glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stemFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=tumbler
• (n.) A kind of cart; a tumbrel. • (n.) A piece attached to, or forming part of, the hammer of a gunlock, upon which the mainspring acts and in which are the notches for sear point to enter. • (n.) A drinking glass, without a foot or stem; -- so called because originally it had a pointed or convex base, and could not be set down wit...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/tumbler/
tumbler pigeon noun
pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the groundFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=tumbler
a glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem; originally had a round bottomFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=tumbler
In the design of the Xanadu computer system, a tumbler is an address of any range of content or link or a set of ranges or links. Tumblers were proposed by Ted Nelson in his book Literary Machines. They were used in the Xanadu FEBE (Front End - Back End) protocol in a manner similar to the use of URIs between web browsers a...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumbler_(Project_Xanadu)
1. One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat. ... 2. A movable obstruction in a lock, consisting of a lever, latch, wheel, slide, or the like, which must be adjusted to a particular position by a key or other means before the bolt can be thrown in locking or unlocking. ... 3. A piece attached to, or forming pa...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
A strike in which the pins appear to fall individually.Found on http://www.bowlersparadise.com/help/glossary.shtml
another name for the U.S. cup.Found on http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictT.html
Batten on roller fixed to the bottom edge of a cloth, about which the cloth can be rolled upwards when not in use.
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drinking glass with a pointed bottom so that they could not be set down until emptied. Later referred to any drinking glass.Found on http://charlesdickenspage.com/glossary.html
Originally, a tumbler was a drinking-vessel with a rounded or tapering base which mean that it was unable to stand upright unsupported. Today, the term is applied to a cylindrical glass drinking vessel without handles or a foot but with a heavy flat base.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AT.HTM
Same as spiller.
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