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[til-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈtɪlˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural tilburies.
a light two-wheeled carriage without a top.
Origin of tilbury
1790-1800; named after its inventor, a 19th-century English coach-builder Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When I gave my message about the yacht I returned to tilbury, and then crossed to the boat.

    A Coin of Edward VII Fergus Hume
  • I saw him off at tilbury when he left England on his last Expedition.

  • Very good; send out for a cab; you will understand that we cant go to your petite maison with your tilbury and your groom.

  • He received a great welcome when the ship arrived at tilbury.

  • Far beyond the lightship a liner was riding the waves with serene contempt, making for the river's mouth and tilbury Dock.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • As they ran into tilbury Station a train was standing at the departure platform.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • Then he went to the Conservatoire in a tilbury which he ordinarily drove himself.

    My Recollections Jules Massenet
  • To be sure, poor Nelly had known of that journey to tilbury just as well as if she had accompanied him.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • However, he was consoled vastly by a fight with tilbury that same afternoon.

    The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed
  • Why, I went after you to tilbury when you were going out—to find out what you meant.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
British Dictionary definitions for tilbury


/ˈtɪlbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -buries
a light two-wheeled horse-drawn open carriage, seating two people
Word Origin
C19: probably named after the inventor


/ˈtɪlbərɪ; -brɪ/
an area in Essex, on the River Thames: extensive docks; principal container port of the Port of London
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