1. One that dumps: as dump truck
2. A device used for unloading freight cars by tilting or dumping
3. A state of collapse, failure, or ruin
ETYM Old Fren. tomberel, French tombereau, from tomber to fall, to tumble; of Teutonic origin. Related to Tumble.
A farm cart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution; SYN. tumbril.
Old instrument of punishment like a pillory.
Farm-cart, especially as used to carry condemned persons to the guillotine in French revolution.