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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground; A glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem; A movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown;

Usage examples (33)
  • A Persian despises a wine-glass; a tumbler is his measure.
  • Seriously, when you need help getting the idea tumbler turning, what do you do?
  • I might break a tumbler to be sure, but I should have the full enjoyment of it while it lasted.
  • Whiskey or rum taken unmixed from a tumbler is a knock-down blow to temperance, but the little thimbleful of brandy, or Chartreuse, or for more
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