Green’s Dictionary of Slang

tumbler n.2

[SE tumbler, a tumbril]

a cart.

[UK]Head Canting Academy (2nd edn) n.p.: tumbler A Cart.
[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew [as cit. 1674].
[UK]J. Hall Memoirs (1714) 14: Tumbler, a Waggon.
[UK]A. Smith Lives of Most Noted Highway-men, etc. I 195: Waggons, which, in their canting Language, they call Tumblers.
‘John Sheppard’s Last Epistle’ in Dly Jrnl (London) 16 Nov. 1: The Nubbing Cull pops on the Cheat, / And into the Tumbler conveys me.
[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. 1674].
[UK](con. 1710–25) Tyburn Chronicle II in Groom (1999) xxix: A Tumbler A Cart or Waggon.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK] ‘A Song Made by a Flash Cove’ in Confessions of Thomas Mount 21: The tumbler shoves off, so I morris.
[UK]G. Andrewes Dict. Sl. and Cant.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK](con. 18C) W. Scott Guy Mannering (1999) 42: Behind them followed the train of laden asses, and small carts or tumblers, as they were called in that country.
[UK]‘Jon Bee’ Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc.
[UK]Egan Recollections of J. Thurtell 40: I understand that when you round (hang) people here, you put them in a tumbler (cart) and send them out of the world.
[UK]Egan Anecdotes of the Turf, the Chase etc. 181: betsey honoured him with her company in his tumbler and donkey.
‘The Mill’ British Minstrelsy 109: There go the four-in-hand swells, there’s a consarn – blow my smock front, if ever I seed such a set-out – twig the crawlers, two tumblers, a puffer, and a blinker.
[UK]G. Kent Modern Flash Dict.
[UK]Egan ‘The By-Blow of the Jug’ in Farmer Musa Pedestris (1896) 146: In spite of bad luck, don’t be a grumbler; / If you are finished off from a tumbler!
[UK]Duncombe New and Improved Flash Dict.
[US]Matsell Vocabulum.

In phrases

nap the flog at the tumbler (v.)

to be whipped at the cart’s tail.

[UK]J. Poulter Discoveries (1774) n.p.: I napt the Flog at the Tumbler I was whipt at the Cart’s Tail.
[UK]Whole Art of Thieving [as cit. 1753].
[UK]‘Cant Lang. of Thieves’ Monthly Mag. 7 Jan. [as cit. 1753].
shove the tumbler (v.) (also shove the tumbler’s arse, …the flogging tumbler, shove-tumrill)

(UK Und.) to be whipped at the cart’s tail.

[UK]Proc. Old Bailey 12 Dec. 8: Four [were] sentenced to Shove the Fumbler, or receive the correction of the gentle Lash .
[UK]R. Holme Academy of Armory Ch. iii item 68c: Canting Terms used by Beggars, Vagabonds, Cheaters, Cripples and Bedlams. [...] Shove the Flogging tumbler, to be whipt at the Carts Arse.
[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Shove the Tumbler c. to be Whipt at the Cart’s Tail.
[UK]Hell Upon Earth 10: Those cast for Petit-Larceny, shove the Tumbler, i.e. whipt at the Cart’s Tail.
[UK]J. Hall Memoirs (1714) 22: [as cit. 1703].
[UK]A. Smith Lives of Most Noted Highway-men, etc. I 141: Whipt at the Cart’s Arse, which they call Shove the Tumbler or Crying Carrots.
[UK]C. Hitchin Regulator 20: To shove the Tumbler, alias to be whip’d at the Cart’s-Arse.
[UK]Remarkable Tryals 2: He was ordered to shove the tumbler [F&H].
[UK]New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]J. Brown in Shoemaker London Mob (2004) 98: This is my first fact, and I hope you’ll get me off to shove the tumbler’s arse.
[UK]B.M. Carew Life and Adventures.
[UK]Bloody Register I 125: He [...] was convicted at the Old Bailey, for stealing a pair of shoes, for which he was ordered to Shove the Tumbler (whipt at the cart’s tail).
[UK]G. Parker View of Society II 75: Shove-Tumrill is the flash mode of expressing that a man has been publicly whipped.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]H.T. Potter New Dict. Cant (1795).
[UK]G. Andrewes Dict. Sl. and Cant.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[Ire]‘A Real Paddy’ Real Life in Ireland 105: Their progress was a little impeded by [...] a delinquent shoving the tumbler.
[UK]‘Jon Bee’ Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc.
[UK]Lytton Paul Clifford I 25: Tom Tobyson is a good-for-naught [...] and deserves to shove the tumbler.
[UK]G. Kent Modern Flash Dict.
[UK]Leeds Times 22 June 6/1: Ha! knave. And thou, to, once / Did shove the tumbler!
[UK](con. mid-18C) G.A. Sala Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous 83: I never shoved the tumbler for tail-drawing or poll-snatching on a levee-day.