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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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OWNERS of tumble dryers are being urged to take every step possible to prevent them catching fire.
A spokeswoman said: "Safety is our number one priority and we remain committed to resolving any affected tumble dryers that have not yet been modified.
Judy said Ted, who in 2015 suffered a heart attack on stage at the Manchester Arena, had told her an acrid smell was making his eyes water, but didn't know where it was coming from, when she realised it was coming from the tumble dryer in their utility room.
"I had just had a shower and came into the kitchen when I noticed some smoke coming out the back of the tumble dryer.
UP to one million defective tumble dryers are potential fire hazards in British homes due to manufacturer Whirlpool's "inadequate" response to the discovery of a defect, a parliamentary report has found.
It is interesting to note that about 300 AIRO 24 continuous tumble dryers (and more than 1200 AIRO batch machines) are working worldwide.
"Mishell was aware of a problem with the tumble dryer before the fire because she turned the machine off.
The fault is in two different types of tumble dryer and means that in some cases excess fluff can come into contact with the heating element.
Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool is facing Government demands to recall hundreds of thousands of tumble dryers.
A MAN who put his friend's defenceless 13-month-old baby in a tumble dryer and turned it on - before going on to carry out an attack on the tot that left her horrifically injured - was yesterday told he faces years in jail.