Wednesday Word for February 26, 2020

Today’s words come from Facebook contributor David Brin.

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Today’s Word

Part of Speech



  1. A farmer’s cart, especially one for hauling manure, that can be tilted to discharge its load.
  2. A vehicle carrying condemned persons (such as political prisoners during the French Revolution) to a place of execution.
  3. Obsolete. A two-wheeled covered cart accompanying artillery for carrying tools, ammunition, etc.


First used in the 14th century. From the Middle English tomrel, from Old French (tomberel, from tomber to tumble, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German tūmōn to reel.


Usage and Examples

Here is an example:

An inquisition held in 1383 discloses two markets, a merchant gild, pillory and tumbrel.

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