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tabor

or ta·ber, ta·bour

[ tey-ber ]
/ ˈteɪ bər /
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noun

a small drum formerly used to accompany oneself on a pipe or fife.

verb (used without object)

to play upon or as if upon a tabor; drum.

verb (used with object)

to strike or beat, as on a tabor.

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Origin of tabor

First recorded in 1250–1300; (noun) Middle English, from Old French tab(o)ur; see tambour; (verb) Middle English tabouren, derivative of the noun or from Old French taborer, derivative of tab(o)ur

OTHER WORDS FROM tabor

ta·bor·er, ta·bour·er, noun

Definition for tabor (2 of 2)

Tabor
[ tey-ber ]
/ ˈteɪ bər /

noun

Mount, a mountain in N Israel, E of Nazareth. 1,929 feet (588 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for tabor (1 of 2)

tabor

tabour

/ (ˈteɪbə) /

noun

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)

Derived forms of tabor

taborer or tabourer, noun

Word Origin for tabor

C13: from Old French tabour, perhaps from Persian tabīr

British Dictionary definitions for tabor (2 of 2)

Tabor
/ (ˈteɪbə) /

noun

Mount Tabor a mountain in N Israel, near Nazareth: traditionally regarded as the mountain where the Transfiguration took place. Height: 588 m (1929 ft)
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