tumbler

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tumbler

1. a person, esp a professional entertainer, who performs somersaults and other acrobatic feats
2. 
a. a part that moves a gear in a train of gears into and out of engagement
b. a single cog or cam that transmits motion to the part with which it engages
3. a breed of domestic pigeon kept for exhibition or flying. The performing varieties execute backward somersaults in flight

tumbler

[′təm·blər]
(engineering)
A device in a lock cylinder that must be moved to a particular position, as by a key, before the bolt can be thrown.
A device or mechanism in which objects are tumbled.

tumbler

In a lock, the locking mechanism which detains the bolt until set free by a key.
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I just told her plainly that currant wine wasn't meant to be drunk three tumblerfuls at a time and that if a child I had to do with was so greedy I'd sober her up with a right good spanking.
Diana poured herself out a tumblerful, looked at its bright-red hue admiringly, and then sipped it daintily.
Blitz Soup 1 carrot 1 leek or onion a few bones 1 turnip 1or 2 potatoes salt and pepper 1 stick of celery or celery tops 4 tumblerfuls stock or water Mince or chop all the vegetables, put in pan with stock or water, seasoning and bones.