or tab·ou·ret

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. tabooli,
  2. taboparesis,
  3. tabor,
  4. tabor, mount,
  5. tabora,
  6. taborin,
  7. taborite,
  8. taborites,
  9. tabouleh,
  10. tabret

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for taboret



/ (ˈtæbərɪt) /


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 for taboret

C17: from French tabouret, diminutive of tabor

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