Meaning of tumbler
Pronunciation: (tum'blur), [key]
- a person who performs leaps, somersaults, and other bodily feats.
- (in a lock) any locking or checking part that, when lifted or released by the action of a key or the like, allows the bolt to move.
- a stemless drinking glass having a flat, often thick bottom.
- (in a gunlock) a leverlike piece that by the action of a spring forces the hammer forward when released by the trigger.
- a part moving a gear into place in a selective transmission.
- a single cog or cam on a rotating shaft, transmitting motion to a part with which it engages.
- a tumbling box or barrel.
- a person who operates a tumbling box or barrel.
- one of a breed of dogs resembling a small greyhound, used formerly in hunting rabbits.
- Also calledone of a breed of domestic pigeons noted for the habit of tumbling backward in flight.
- a toy, usually representing a fat, squatting figure, that is weighted and rounded at the bottom so as to rock when touched.
- a tumbrel or tumble cart.
- tumbler (Thesaurus)