Meaning of tumblehome in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtʌmb(ə)lhəʊm/


mass noun
  • The inward slope of the upper part of a boat's sides.

    mass noun ‘I prefer plenty of tumblehome, too, for strength’
    • ‘many Chinese craft have a considerable tumblehome’
    • ‘With fine entries and tumblehome sterns, the boat may look like a canoe when viewed from a distance, but any similarities end there.’
    • ‘The tumblehome bow of the traditional Cape Cod Catboat was replaced by a plumb bow.’