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tumble home

noun
1.
Nautical. an inward and upward slope of the middle body of a vessel.
2.
Also, tumblehome. a similar shape for the body of an automobile.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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British Dictionary definitions for tumblehome

tumblehome

/ˈtʌmbəlˌhəʊm/
noun
1.
the inward curvature of the upper parts of the sides of a vessel at or near the stern
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