tilbury


tilbury
/til"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. tilburies.
a light two-wheeled carriage without a top.
[1790-1800; named after its inventor, a 19th-century English coach-builder]

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      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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  • tilbury — [ tilbyri ] n. m. • 1819 tilburi; mot angl., nom d un carrossier ♦ Anciennt Voiture à cheval, cabriolet à deux places, découvert et léger. Des tilburys. ♢ Agric. Charrue à siège qui se manœuvre au moyen de leviers. ● tilbury nom masculin (anglais …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tilbury — TÍLBURY s.n. (Liv.) Cabrioletă cu două locuri. [pron. til ba ri. / < engl., fr. tilbury]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  TILBURY TÍL BA RI/ s. n. cabrioletă uşoară şi descoperită, cu două locuri. (< engl. tilbury) Trimis de …   Dicționar Român

  • tilbury — [til′bər ē] n. pl. tilburies [after the inventor, Tilbury, 19th c. London coach builder] a light, two wheeled carriage for two persons, popular in the early 19th cent …   English World dictionary

  • Tilbury — Til bu*ry, n.; pl. {Tilburies}. [Probably from Tilburyfort, in the Country of Essex, in England.] A kind of gig or two wheeled carriage, without a top or cover. [Written also {tilburgh}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tilbury — (spr. Tilberi, T. coach, engl.), eine leichte einspännige unbedeckte zweiräderige Chaise; meist Gabelwagen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tilbŭry — (spr. Tilberi), 1) (East T.), Kirchdorf in der englischen Grafschaft Essex, auf dem linken Ufer der Themse, Gravesend gegenüber, durch eine kurze Zweigbahn mit der London Southend Eisenbahn verbunden; 340 Ew. Hier Fort T., das wichtigste… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tilbury — (engl., spr. tíllbĕrĭ), Art Kabriolett, ein leichter zweiräderiger Gabelwagen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tilbury — (engl., spr. tíllbörrĭ), leichter zweirädriger einspänniger Wagen [Abb. 1865] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tilbury [2] — Tilbury (spr. tíllbörrĭ), engl. Fort zum Schutze der Themseeinfahrt, Gravesend gegenüber …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tilbury — (–beri), Dorf an der Themse, Gravesand gegenüber, mit starkem Fort. – T., leichte 2rädrige Chaise für 1 Pferd …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Tilbury — Infobox UK place official name= Tilbury unitary england= Thurrock lieutenancy england= Essex region= East of England country= England latitude= 51.4606 longitude= 0.3582 population= 12,091 (2001 Census) constituency westminster= Thurrock post… …   Wikipedia


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