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[til-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈtɪlˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural tilburies.
a light two-wheeled carriage without a top.
1790-1800; named after its inventor, a 19th-century English coach-builder Unabridged
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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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Encyclopedia Article for tilbury


port in Thurrock unitary authority, historic county of Essex, England. It lies along the north bank of the River Thames, opposite Gravesend, 26 miles (42 km) downstream of London Bridge. It is famous for its docks; constructed in 1884-86, they have been extensively modernized and extended by the Port of London Authority. Tilbury is now the principal container port of the Port of London: "roll-on, roll-off" facilities have been provided since 1965. The quays extend more than 4 miles (6.5 km), and the riverside landing stage, 1,142 feet (348 metres) long, enables the largest ships to embark or disembark passengers at any stage of the tide. Pop. (2001) 11,462.

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