or ta·ber, ta·bour
- a small drum formerly used to accompany oneself on a pipe or fife.
- to play upon or as if upon a tabor; drum.
- to strike or beat, as on a tabor.
Origin of tabor
- Mount, a mountain in N Israel, E of Nazareth. 1929 feet (588 meters).
Examples from the Web for tabor
Contemporary Examples of tabor
“The method combines technologies that have been developed over the last 30 or so years of molecular biology,” Tabor explains.The Deadliest Art Ever
May 31, 2010
Historical Examples of tabor
In fact, we overlooked the tribe or inheritance of Zebulon from Carmel to Tabor.Byeways in Palestine
Ireland only uses and delights in two instruments—the harp and tabor.
Scotland has three—the harp, the tabor and the crowth or crowd.
They were not allowed to play the flute, but could indulge in the tabor and other instruments.Woman's Work in Music
And they loved dancing with the girls to the music of pipe and tabor.The History of London
- music a small drum used esp in the Middle Ages, struck with one hand while the other held a three-holed pipeSee pipe 1 (def. 7)
Word Origin for tabor
- Mount Tabor a mountain in N Israel, near Nazareth: traditionally regarded as the mountain where the Transfiguration took place. Height: 588 m (1929 ft)
"small drum resembling a tamborine," late 13c., from Old French tabour, tabur "drum" (11c.), probably from Persian tabir "drum," but evolution of sense and form are uncertain. Related to tambourine.