tilbury

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tilbury (surname of the inventor).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tilbury (plural tilburies)

  1. (historical) A small open two-wheeled carriage.
    • 1848', William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 16:
      If she was jocular, he used to revolve her jokes in his mind, and explode over them half an hour afterwards in the street, to the surprise of the groom in the tilbury ...
  2. (slang, obsolete) Sixpence (formerly the fare from Gravesend to Tilbury Fort).

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tilbury.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tilbury m (plural tilburys)

  1. (historical) tilbury

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