A tumbler is a flat-floored beverage container usually made of plastic, glass or stainless steel.
Theories vary as to the etymology of the word tumbler. One such theory is that the glass originally had a pointed or convex base and could not be set down without spilling. Another is that they had weighted bottoms which caused them to right themselves if knocked over.
- Collins glass, for a tall mixed drink
- Dizzy Cocktail glass, a glass with a wide, shallow bowl, comparable to a normal cocktail glass but without the stem
- Highball glass, for mixed drinks
- Iced tea glass
- Juice glass, for fruit juices and vegetable juices.
- Old fashioned glass, traditionally, for a simple cocktail or liquor "on the rocks". Contemporary American "rocks" glasses may be much larger, and used for a variety of beverages over ice
- Shot glass, a small glass for up to four ounces of liquor. The modern shot glass has a thicker base and sides than the older whiskey glass
- Table glass, faceted glass, or granyonyi stakan, common in Russia and made of particularly hard and thick glass
- Water glass
- Whiskey tumbler, a small, thin-walled glass for a straight shot of liquor
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