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[mass noun] The inward slope of the upper part of a boat's sides:[mass noun] ‘I prefer plenty of tumblehome, too, for strength’[count noun] ‘many Chinese craft have a considerable tumblehome’
- ‘The tumblehome bow of the traditional Cape Cod Catboat was replaced by a plumb bow.’
- ‘With fine entries and tumblehome sterns, the boat may look like a canoe when viewed from a distance, but any similarities end there.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.