Definition of "tilbury" [til•bu•ry]

  • A light, two-wheeled, open carriage with two seats, used in the 19th century. (noun)

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Use "tilbury" in a sentence
  • "The wheelwright had seen at the first glance that the tilbury was a hired vehicle."
  • "He went to the theatre, drove a "tilbury," and attended native _rĂ©unions_, to deploy his abilities before the _beau sexe_ of his class."
  • "It was a two-wheeled vehicle, which claimed none of the modern appellations of tilbury, tandem, dennet, or the like; but aspired only to the humble name of that almost forgotten accommodation, a whiskey; or, according to some authorities, a tim-whiskey."