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TUMBLER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tumbler mean? 

TUMBLER (noun)
  The noun TUMBLER has 4 senses:

1. a gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc.
2. a glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem; originally had a round bottom
3. a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
4. pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground

  Familiarity information: TUMBLER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TUMBLER (noun)


Sense 1tumbler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("tumbler" is a kind of...):

gymnast (an athlete who is skilled in gymnastics)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tumbler"):

turner (a tumbler who is a member of a turnverein)


Sense 2tumbler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem; originally had a round bottom

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("tumbler" is a kind of...):

drinking glass; glass (a container for holding liquids while drinking)


Sense 3tumbler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("tumbler" is a kind of...):

impediment; impedimenta; obstructer; obstruction; obstructor (any structure that makes progress difficult)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tumbler"):

lever; lever tumbler (a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock)

pin (cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown)

Holonyms ("tumbler" is a part of...):

lock (a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed)


Sense 4tumbler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

tumbler pigeon; tumbler; roller

Hypernyms ("tumbler" is a kind of...):

domestic pigeon (domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food)


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