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or tabouret

[tab-er-it, tab-uh-ret, -rey] /ˈtæb ər ɪt, ˌtæb əˈrɛt, -ˈreɪ/
a low seat without back or arms, for one person; stool.
a frame for embroidery.
a small, usually portable stand, cabinet, or chest of drawers, as for holding work supplies.
a small tabor.
Origin of taboret
First recorded in 1650-60, taboret is from the French word tabouret literally, small drum. See tabor, -et Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She carried her taboret in her hand, and came slowly towards me.

  • On a taboret by her side was a big pink box full of chocolates.

  • For example, a bread board or taboret top would require the enrichment in the margin with the center left free.

    Industrial Arts Design William H. Varnum
  • An inlaid Oriental taboret, on which were a gold cigarette-case and ash-tray, stood beside her on the red-tiled floor.

    The High Heart Basil King
  • She was lying in her steamer chair on the veranda of her house at the time; and by her side, on a taboret, stood a glass of water.

    The Locusts' Years Mary Helen Fee
  • Tim placed the lighted lamp on the taboret, and the boys felt that they had done all that could be done under the circumstances.

  • He finally found a book that suited him, and, drawing a chair close to the lamp on the taboret, he started to read.

British Dictionary definitions for taboret


a low stool, originally in the shape of a drum
a frame, usually round, for stretching out cloth while it is being embroidered
Also called taborin, tabourin (ˈtæbərɪn). a small tabor
Word Origin
C17: from French tabouret, diminutive of tabor
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