1 a gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc.
2 a glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem; originally had a round bottom
3 a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
4 pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground [syn: roller, tumbler pigeon]
- One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat.
- A movable obstruction in a lock, consisting of a lever, latch, wheel, slide, or the like, which must be adjusted to a particular position by a key or other means before the bolt can be thrown in locking or unlocking.
- A piece attached to, or forming part of, the hammer of a gunlock, upon which the mainspring acts and in which are the notches for sear point to enter.
- A drinking glass, without a foot or stem; – so called because originally it had a pointed or convex base, and could not be set down with any liquor in it, thus compelling the drinker to finish his measure.
- A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its flight.
- Hebrew: כוס (kos)
Tumbler may refer to:
- A part of a lock whose position must be changed by a key in order to release the bolt (see also: pin tumbler lock, tubular pin tumbler lock, and disc tumbler lock)
- Flat-bottomed glassware and drinkware without a handle, foot, or stem (see also shot glass and old fashioned glass)
- A machine for smoothing or polishing the surface of a solid material (see Tumble polishing)
- A type of toy that can tumble over and then straighten up by itself
- An acrobat
- The button on top of a chess clock
- The pupal stage of a mosquito
- The Tumbler, a tank-like vehicle constructed for the movie Batman Begins
- Tumbler, A fictional human supervillain and enemy of Captain America
- Tumble dryer (clothes dryer)
- Tumbler (pigeon), a pigeon breed known for their particular flight pattern
- Tumblers, unique addresses of bits in text
- Nickname for 43rd U.S. president George W. Bush used by the United States Secret Service
acrobat, aerialist, bareback rider, circus artist, clown, contortionist, equestrian director, equilibrist, flier, funambulist, gymnast, high wire artist, high-wire artist, juggler, lion tamer, palaestrian, pancratiast, ringmaster, ropewalker, slack-rope artist, snake charmer, sword swallower, tightrope walker, trapeze artist, weightlifter