Meaning of tumbrel

tum•brel

Pronunciation: (tum'brul), [key]
— n.
  1. one of the carts used during the French Revolution to convey victims to the guillotine.
  2. a farmer's cart, esp. one for hauling manure, that can be tilted to discharge its load.
  3. a two-wheeled covered cart accompanying artillery for carrying tools, ammunition, etc.
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