tum·brel or tum·bril (tŭmbrəl)
1. A two-wheeled cart, especially a farmer's cart that can be tilted to dump a load.
2. A crude cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their place of execution, as during the French Revolution.
[Middle English tumberell, from Old French tomberel, from tomber, to fall, perhaps of Germanic origin and akin to English TUMBLE.]
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