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Definition of "tumbler" []

  • One that tumbles, especially an acrobat or gymnast. (noun)
  • A drinking glass, originally with a rounded bottom. (noun)
  • A flat-bottomed glass having no handle, foot, or stem. (noun)
  • The contents of such a drinking glass. (noun)
  • A toy made with a weighted rounded base so that it can rock over and then right itself. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tumbler" in a sentence
  • "A Persian despises a wine-glass; a tumbler is his measure."
  • "Between it and the tumbler was a hyphen of wet blisters: droplets of spilled booze."
  • "I might break a tumbler to be sure, but I should have the full enjoyment of it while it lasted."