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Definition of tumbril noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tumbril

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtʌmbrəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʌmbrəl//
 
 
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an open vehicle used for taking people to their deaths at the guillotine during the French Revolution Word Origin Middle English: from Old French tomberel, from tomber ‘to fall’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tumbril